The Blaine County Sheriff Records Division is responsible for processing and managing a vast number of records and reports for the department. In addition to performing day to day record keeping functions, the Records Division also administers a multi-agency record management system that benefits all Blaine County law enforcement. When deputies submit their daily reports, audio, video and photographic evidence, our Records Department performs data entry and case tracking, providing the Prosecuting Attorney with the necessary information to prosecute the case. The Records Division also performs records checks on individuals and processes requests for accident and incident reports. Please note that some types of information filed with the Sheriff's Office cannot be accessed while the cases are pending adjudication through the courts.
The Blaine County Sheriff's Office Records Department provides accident or offense reports to any involved party free of charge. Reports can be requested in person, by calling the Records Department at (208)788-5555 Ext. 1001, by mail or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Records Dept. There is a $5.00 fee for requests from insurance companies. Payment is accepted by cash or check payable to BCSO.
The Blaine County Sheriff's Office can no longer perform background checks for individuals. However, forms are available from our Records Department to request a statewide or national background check or you can contact the agencies directly.
The Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification will perform an inquiry of the Idaho Central Repository of Criminal History Records for a $10 processing fee. The ISP Bureau of Criminal Identification can be reached at (208) 884-7130.
A nationwide personal criminal history can be requested from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a $18 fee. The FBI Liaison Office can be reached at (304)625-5590.
Completed forms should be mailed to the appropriate agency by the requestor with a set of fingerprint cards. The Blaine County Detention Center provides fingerprinting as a service to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 12:00-5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. To be fingerprinted come to the Central Control window/phone inside the Jail Lobby, located at 1650 Aviation Drive in Hailey, with photo identification. A $5.00 fee is required in cash or by credit card using our lobby kiosk. Sorry checks are not accepted. The Sheriff's Office provides the background check forms as a service but does not perform or submit the background checks. Our Records Manager, Robyn Larese, can be reached at (208) 788-5555 Ext. 1001.
The Blaine County Record Management System (RMS) project is a massive and technologically complex undertaking that is a significant industrial achievement. The project includes the development of a wide area network that now connects the Hailey Police, Ketchum Police, Sun Valley Police, the Blaine County Sheriff's Office and the Bellevue Marshal's Office. This network then allows all the area law enforcement to connect to and use a single Records Management System (RMS) rather than each agency purchasing and maintaining its own database. The RMS stores and links all police records allowing multiple law enforcement agencies to use the same database. The RMS collects information entered by the CAD on any contact with a particular person, vehicle, property, and suspected or confirmed gang affiliation into a master file. Having a single source law enforcement database assists valley agencies in solving crimes with information that they might not have access to otherwise and provides a huge cost savings to taxpayers. The RMS automatically collects statistical crime data that previously required manual compilation and has the capacity to interface with the Prosecutor's Office and Probation Department to provide full access to pertinent data and reports. Each participating agency contributes to the cost and annual maintenance of the system, and to the salary of an administrator who diligently works to maintain the integrity of the database. The RMS project is an unprecedented and unique modernization that equips Blaine County law enforcement to perform their duties more efficiently and cooperatively.