Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI)

 

Attorney General Julius C. Michaelson Customer Service Center
The AG’s Customer Service Center in Cranston is a state-of-the-art facility where Rhode Islanders can get background checks, help with consumer issues, and more. This location is centrally located with free parking and multiple service windows.

The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) is a critical function of our office, providing state and national background check services to the public, reviewing and issuing licenses for concealed carry permits in Rhode Island, and maintaining multiple law enforcement databases.

In addition, we have a total of six criminal investigators within BCI who are tasked with a wide array of duties involving the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases. These investigators, in addition to assisting prosecutors, are assigned to work on a part-time basis with federal law enforcement task forces. We also have an investigator assigned to focus on financial crime.

Attorney General Julius C. Michaelson Customer Service Center

4 Howard Avenue (corner of Pontiac Ave. and Howard Ave.)
Cranston, RI 02920
401-274-4400

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday*
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Fingerprint process stops at 4:00 p.m.)
*Closed on state holidays