March 9, 2018
Crestview, FL — Residents applying for certain licenses or undergoing pre-employment background checks for positions such as educators, some medical facilities, etc., often need to be fingerprinted as part of the procedure.
The Crestview Police Department is pleased to offer as a community service walk-in fingerprinting services for pre-employment or licensing background checks. The service is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2 and 4 p.m. and is performed by a sworn police officer.
While no appointment is needed, services are subject to an officer’s availability based on call volume. Without a wait or exceptional circumstances, fingerprinting typically takes about 15 minutes.
It is hoped that upon completion of planned renovations to the Police Department’s Whitehurst Municipal Building headquarters within the next year, fingerprinting services will be available throughout the workday.
Both ink and LiveScan fingerprinting are available. LiveScan allows fingerprints to be instantly electronically transmitted to the appropriate agencies. Some agencies charge additional fees for LiveScan, so the individual should be prepared to pay those fees.
The Police Department charges a nominal fee of $5 for city residents and $7 for non-city residents for fingerprinting services. Active duty military fingerprints are free. Residency status is determined by the address printed on your driver’s license or state identification card.
For questions regarding this service, please contact the Crestview Police Records Division at (850) 682-3544.
by Brian Hughes, Public Information Officer | Crestview Police Department