Most violent crime is committed by repeat offenders, who have been in and out of jail or prison, had cases against them dismissed in court, or have never been caught. In order to improve our ability to identify those who commit crimes, Maryland State law requires that convicted felons and individuals charged with a qualifying crime submit DNA samples, which can then be matched to samples taken from the scenes of crimes.
MARYLAND CJIS CODE SEARCH FOR QUALIFYING ARREST OFFENSES
The following search tool identifies offenses that require DNA collection upon charging.
CJIS Code Search for Qualifying Arrest Offenses
MARYLAND CJIS CODE SEARCH FOR CONVICTED OFFENSES REQUIRING DNA
The following search tool identifies offenses that require DNA collection upon conviction.
CJIS Code Search for Qualifying Conviction Offenses
MARYLAND STATE POLICE WEBSITE LINK:
Law enforcement agencies may access an electronic version of the DNA Database Information Card found within the Maryland State Police DNA collection kits. This form can be populated with data and printed out for submission within the kit.
Web-based collection / Check if a qualified sample is in Maryland's DNA database (external site)
MARYLAND STATE POLICE FORENSIC SCIENCES DIVISION DNA COLLECTION TRAINING VIDEO
Agencies must use this video to certify staff tasked with the collection of DNA samples.
DNA Collection Training Video