Criminal Records Requirements for the State of Pennsylvania
|Name of Agency:||Pennsylvania State Police|
Pennsylvania State Police Central Repository - RCPU 1800 Elmerton Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17110-9758
The Pennsylvania State Police established a web-based computer application called “Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History”, PATCH for short. Using this system, a requestor can apply for a criminal background check on an individual. Eighty-five percent of the time, “No Record” certificates are returned immediately through the Internet to requestor.
NON REGISTERED USERS: Individuals are considered non-registered users. They will not be accepted as registered users. Companies, agencies, or offices can also use the system as a non-registered user if they so desire. Non-registered users navigate to the ePatch Website and select "Submit a New Record Check". The non-registered user can submit up to ten record checks during one session. They must provide the requestor’s name and mailing address; information on the individual they want to make the check on; and credit card information. If a request goes "under review" it will be updated to the status of “No Record” or “Record” within a minimum of two weeks but could take up to 4 weeks. All “No Record” and “Record” checks must be printed out at the requestor’s computer. PATCH does not maintain requester and credit card information for non-registered users; therefore, this information must be entered each time a non-registered user logs onto PATCH.
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|Turn Around Time:||Up to 4 weeks|