NOTICE: As a result of increases in the Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level, our offices are limited to mission-essential personnel only and maximizing the use of telework for other personnel. This means that we are unable to handle requests sent via traditional methods and can only respond to electronic inquiries while under elevated HPCON levels.
The U.S. Army Crime Records Center, known as the CRC, is co-located with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command Headquarters at Quantico, Virginia. The CRC is a multi-functional center, supporting not only the Army and the command, but also foreign, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The CRC receives, safeguards, maintains and disseminates information from Army law enforcement records. The center has accumulated more than 2.5 million reports. It also serves as CID's Freedom of Information and Privacy Act authority and annually responds to more than 4,000 requests for information. Another major function of the center is to manage the Army Law Enforcement Polygraph Program.
Request For Records
Law enforcement requests in conjunction with a criminal case you are investigating may be made by submitting a request on official letterhead, signed by requester and faxed or mailed to the number or address below.
Law enforcement requests in conjunction with employment may be made by submitting a request on official letterhead, signed by requester, including a signed release from the applicant and faxed or mailed to the number or address below.
The Freedom of Information Act is a federal statute that provides you with a right to request access to federal agency records. We are obliged to disclose the all of the record unless it or portions of it are exempt from disclosure by any of nine exemptions contained in the law or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions.
If your request is in support of a VA claim, please contact your VA Representative and have them fax your request to 571-305-4155 (Records Division). You still have the option to submit a Freedom of Information Act request, however having your VA Rep submit it to the Records Division will provide a more rapid response.
The great bulk of our records are that of criminal investigations. If you want to receive a copy of a criminal investigation report, fill out this records request form.
The Privacy Act is also a federal statute that, (1) requires that records or information about you be accurate, timely, and relevant and (2) except for certain situations we have posted in the Federal Register, bars us from disclosing information we have about you to anyone without your permission. You will want to file a Privacy Act request if you want to see what records we have, if any, on you or to request a change in your record to so that the information is accurate, relevant, timely, or any combination of the three.
If you want a copy of any record we may have about you under the Privacy Act fill out this records request form.
If you already have a U.S. Army Military Police Report or a U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Report of Investigation in which you are mentioned, and wish to change it or information based on it, fill out a Records Change form.
The USACRC FOIA Requester Service Center is the initial point of contact for FOIA requesters to receive status updates and appropriate information about their requests at USACRC.
FOIA requesters who have any questions concerning the processing of their requests with this activity should contact the FOIA office at 855-306-0003 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not satisfied with the response from this center you may contact the FOIA/PA Chief, Michelle Kardelis, at 571-305-4204 or email: email@example.com.
In an effort to provide responsive records in a more timely fashion, we ask that you include your Electronic Mail Address (email) in the contact information provided in your request. This allows our office to minimize processing expenses as well as the ability to provide faster, more convenient service.
Freedom of Information Act
Click here to fill out a printable Freedom of Information Act request form.
[Use this form if you want information about an alleged crime.]
Privacy Act Request for Records
Click here to fill out a printable Privacy Act Request for a Copy of a Record(s) form.
[Use this form if you or your agent want to receive information pertaining only to you.]
Privacy Act Request to Change Records
Click here to fill out a printable Privacy Act Request to Record Change form.
[Use this form if you or your agent want to change information pertaining to you.]
Privacy Act Consent
Click here to print out a Privacy Act Consent form.
FOIA/PA requests may be submitted via fax at 571-305-4154, via mail at the address below or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE NOTE: Currently, the CRC is unable to open encrypted email messages, please send your messages unencrypted.
Department of Defense Regulation 5400.7
This directive provides policies and responsibilities for implementing the DoD FOIA Program in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552.
Department of Defense Regulation 5400.7-R
This publication provides guidance regarding administration of the Freedom of Information Act program within the Department of Defense.
DD Form 2086, Record of Freedom of Information Act Processing Cost (.pdf format)
Record of Freedom of Information Processing Cost
DoD Guidance on Attorney General Memo (.pdf format )
Contains the new FOIA policy memorandum issued by the Office of the Attorney General released on October 12, 2001.
Points of contact at Federal Agencies
The Department of Justice's Office of Information and Privacy is the principal contact point within the executive branch for advice and policy guidance on matters pertaining to the administration of the Freedom of Information Act. Through OIP's FOIA Counselor service, experienced FOIA advisers are available to respond to FOIA-related inquiries at (202) 514-3642 (514-FOIA). For inter-agency contact purposes, the list contains the principal FOIA contacts at all federal agencies dealing regularly with FOIA matters. In some instances (e.g., the Department of Defense), all major agency components are listed individually under the agencies. In other instances (e.g., the Food and Drug Administration), major agency components are listed separately. In still other instances (e.g., the Department of Labor), no components are listed, as it is the agency's preference that all FOIA contacts be made through its main FOIA office. Fax numbers and e-mail addresses are provided as a matter of agency preference as well. All telephone and fax numbers are listed by local area code, which can be dialed in the federal long distance system. OIP should be notified whenever there is a change in a principal agency FOIA contact or any change in title, telephone or fax number, or address.
Withholding Personal Information Pursuant to 10 USC 130b (.pdf format)