Masks required to be worn in the lobby of the OSBI HQ and the Forensic Science Center
Effective July 20, 2020, masks are required to be worn by all persons entering the lobby of OSBI Headquarters and the OSBI Forensic Science Center.
UPDATE to In-person Services
Effective May 6, 2020, the OSBI will re-open its lobby on a limited basis to allow individuals to conduct in-person background checks and SDA business. Lobby hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The number of individuals in the lobby will be limited, there may be wait times outside of the building. Please consider using our online background check system, CHIRP (https://chirp.osbi.ok.gov/), or find handgun licensing information at https://osbi.ok.gov/handgun-licensing.
Effective May 6, 2020, the OSBI will resume fingerprint services for individuals by appointment only (please call 405-879-2999 for an appointment). This service is ONLY available to individuals whose fingerprints have been previously rejected twice by the OSBI. Individuals entering the OSBI lobby for fingerprinting will be required to wear a self-provided mask and have their temperature taken. Only the individual being fingerprinted will be allowed in the building.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is a professional law enforcement agency that performs many functions in order to fulfill its mission of ensuring the safety and security of the citizens of Oklahoma. OSBI special agents investigate major crimes and assist when requested by a statutory requestor. OSBI also operates several specialized units such as Crimes Against Children, Polygraph, Forensic Video/Audio Analysis, and the Crimes Information Unit. Criminalists assigned to OSBI’s Forensic Science Services utilize cutting-edge technology to perform forensic analysis in toxicology, serology, latent print, forensic biology/DNA, and firearms and toolmarks for law enforcement agencies throughout Oklahoma. OSBI is Oklahoma’s repository for fingerprints, criminal history information, and crime reporting. The OSBI Self-Defense Act Unit administers the licensing of Oklahoma residents to carry a handgun.
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Attention GSR Customers! Forensic Services new Scanning Electron Microscope installed!
Great news to our Gun Shot Residue (GSR) customers! We have received our new Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). It has been installed and is working as expected. Unfortunately, the new instrument requires an accessory that can’t be installed by the vendor due to travel restrictions in place because of COVID-19. Once the travel ban is lifted and the accessory is installed, we will validate and verify the new instrument functions properly and resume GSR casework. Please, check back here for updates.