Bobette Watts-Hitchcock
 Investigations Supervisor

 Judy Iman,
 OIRM Representative

 6901 North Charles Street
 Towson, MD 21204
 Phone:  443-809-8941
 Fax:  410-296-2158

The Office of Investigations and Records Management (OIRM) is responsible for overseeing the fingerprinting and criminal background checks for all paid positions and some other categories of personnel. Please refer to the form below, Requirement for Background Check, which lists the categories of personnel who need to be fingerprinted.

In accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Family Law Article, § 5-551, all employment candidates and persons with unsupervised access to students  are required to be fingerprinted for a criminal background check. Prior to employment with a public school system in the state of Maryland, an employment candidate must undergo a criminal background check, as required by the Annotated Code of Maryland, Family Law Article, §§ 5-550 - 5-559.

During the background investigation process, an individual’s background will be thoroughly checked and verified from a variety of sources such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Maryland Criminal Justice Information System – Central Repository (CJIS), Department of Social Services (DSS), and Sex Offender Registries. Only upon completion of this background check and subsequent clearance, may an employment candidate begin employment with a public school system.

Criminal History Records Check:

In accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Family Law Article § 5-553, as part of the application process, a criminal history records check will be completed. All employment candidates will be required to submit a sworn statement or affirmation disclosing the existence of any criminal convictions, probation before judgment dispositions, not criminally responsible dispositions, or pending criminal charges without a final disposition.

Steps in the Fingerprinting Process:

While Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) is still undergoing recovery operations from the ransomware attack, a TEMPORARY process for fingerprinting for all new employees has been created. Please read ALL the information below if you will be working for BCPS and need to be fingerprinted.

Location of Fingerprint Vendor:


10946-D Beaver Dam Road

Hunt Valley, MD 21030

Office - 410.946.1876 

Fee: $100 - payable onsite via credit card only

Appointments should only be made at the direction of a BCPS hiring officer or HR representative.


Hours for Fingerprinting: Monday through Friday,  9:00 am to 1:45 pm

Link to schedule: AQScan

If you require an appointment between 2:00pm and 4:00 pm, please email: Michael Cucina 

For questions regarding fingerprinting, please email Melinda Basler,
Investigations and Records Representative, Baltimore County Public Schools, Office of Investigations and Records Management.

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