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FLORIDA - AN OPEN RECORD STATE. FLORIDA STATE STATUTE 119 CREATED FLORIDA’S PUBLIC RECORD ACT. WHAT AGENCIES ARE SUBJECT TO FLORIDA’S PUBLIC RECORD ACT?. ALL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ENTITY ACTING ON BEHALF OF ANY PUBLIC AGENCY. WHAT MATERIALS ARE PUBLIC RECORDS?.

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Florida an open record state

FLORIDA - AN OPEN RECORD STATE

FLORIDA STATE STATUTE 119

CREATED FLORIDA’S PUBLIC RECORD ACT


What agencies are subject to florida s public record act
WHAT AGENCIES ARE SUBJECT TO FLORIDA’S PUBLIC RECORD ACT?

  • ALL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT

  • ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ENTITY ACTING ON BEHALF OF ANY PUBLIC AGENCY


What materials are public records
WHAT MATERIALS ARE PUBLIC RECORDS?

  • ALL MATERIALS MADE OR RECEIVED BY AN AGENCY IN CONNECTION WITH OFFICIAL BUSINESS USED TO PERPETUATE, COMMUNICATE OR FORMALIZE KNOWLEDGE.

  • THE ONLY EXCEPTIONS MUST BE DEFINED BY STATUTE.


What are some of the limitations on disclosure
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS ON DISCLOSURE?

  • ACTIVE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

  • INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION

  • PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT:

    • LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

    • STATEWIDE PROSECUTORS

    • STATE ATTORNEYS

    • CORRECTIONAL OR PROBATION PERSONNEL


Florida s criminal history records are available for non criminal justice purposes
FLORIDA’S CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS ARE AVAILABLE FORNON-CRIMINAL JUSTICE PURPOSES

  • FINGERPRINT BASED RECORD CHECKS

  • STATE AND NATIONAL LICENSING AND EMPLOYMENT RECORD CHECKS

    • INSTRUCTIONAL AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL SCHOOL PERSONNEL

    • CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT HOLDERS

    • CHILD CARE WORKERS

    • PHYSICIANS

    • OTHERS


State level record checks primarily name based checks
STATE LEVEL RECORD CHECKS - PRIMARILY NAME BASED CHECKS

  • REQUIRED BY STATE STATUTE

    • SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYEES

    • NURSING HOME EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE LIVED IN FLORIDA OVER 5 YEARS

  • REQUESTS FROM PRIVATE COMPANIES OR INDIVIDUALS PURSUANT TO FLORIDA’S PUBLIC RECORD LAW

    • PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS

    • CHECKING BABY SITTERS, NEIGHBORS, ETC.


Mechanisms for accessing florida criminal history records
MECHANISMS FOR ACCESSING FLORIDA CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS

  • METHODS FOR SUBMISSION

    • STANDARD FBI CIVIL FINGERPRINTS

    • CORRESPONDENCE

    • MODEM

    • INTERNET - PILOT PROJECT


Mechanisms for accessing florida criminal history records1
MECHANISMS FOR ACCESSING FLORIDA CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS

  • METHODS FOR RETURNING RESULTS

    • PRINTED RESULTS

    • MODEM INTERFACE

    • INTERNET - PILOT PROJECT


Appeals regarding the identification of records
APPEALS REGARDING THE IDENTIFICATION OF RECORDS

  • ALL RECORD REQUESTS THAT ARE NOT FINGERPRINT BASED INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING CAVEAT:

    • “IF YOU DID NOT SUBMIT FINGERPRINTS, THIS RECORD IS PROVIDED AS A RESULT OF A NAME INQUIRY ONLY. POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION CAN ONLY BE VERIFIED BY SUBMISSION OF A FINGERPRINT CARD AND COMPARISON BY FDLE.”


Appeals regarding the identification of records1
APPEALS REGARDING THE IDENTIFICATION OF RECORDS

  • CUSTOMERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT FINGERPRINT CARDS.

  • FINGERPRINT COMPARISON PROCESSED AT NO ADDITIONAL FEE.


Appeals regarding the identification of records2
APPEALS REGARDING THE IDENTIFICATION OF RECORDS

  • PERSONAL REVIEWS ARE PROVIDED AT NO COST.

  • ONLY ABOUT 0.1% OF THE RECORD CHECKS PROCESSED REQUESTED ADDITIONAL FINGERPRINT COMPARISONS.


Florida an open record state

FDLE INTERNET

SEXUAL PREDATOR AND OFFENDER DATA


Coming soon hot files on the internet
COMING SOON HOT FILES ON THE INTERNET

  • STOLEN PROPERTY

  • WANTED PERSONS

  • MISSING PERSONS


Contact information
CONTACT INFORMATION

IRIS MORGAN

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

(850)410-8193

irismorgan@fdle.state.fl.us