LCPD No longer offering fingerprinting services

LCPD No longer offering fingerprinting services

POSTED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 10:57am

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 10:59am

LCPD no longer offering fingerprinting services because of technological and procedural changes within the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, the Las Cruces Police Department will no longer offer fingerprinting services to the general public beginning Nov. 1.

DPS will no longer accept ink fingerprint cards beginning Nov. 1 and is switching to digital scanner technology.

DPS is also partnering with private businesses statewide to provide such services.

In Las Cruces, the business contracted to provide fingerprint services to the general public is Security Concepts at 130 N. Solano Dr.

The majority of customers who received fingerprint cards from LCPD did so for employment purposes, medical or health care licenses or conceal-carry permits.

LCPD provided fingerprinting for the public Monday and Wednesday afternoons at a cost of $5 for the first card and $1 for each additional card.

LCPD served 1,597 customers with fingerprint cards in 2012 and 1,327 through Oct. 28 of this year.

The changes will not hinder criminal investigations or the collection of fingerprint evidence within the Las Cruces Police Department.

LCPD will continue to provide criminal background checks, without fingerprints, that document an individual’s arrest record with the Las Cruces Police Department.

LCPD criminal background checks can be requested during regular business days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Records window, at 217 E. Picacho Ave.

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