easiest way to get Fingerprint taken?


#1

Hi. I was asked to get my fingerprint taken as a part of the security clearance process. I have never done something similar before. What is the easiest way? Do I just go to a local police station and asks for my finger prints to be taken? And I have 2 different options to get my fingerprints taken: digitally or manually. What is the difference? And which way is the easiest?


#2

I have always gone to a local gun dealer…most of them do finger prints for a small fee. If nothing else google your area for places.


#3

Call your local police and explain what you need. You will probably make an appointment with a detective to come in and get it done. It will take about 15 minutes.


#4

I had to get fingerprinted for a DCJS certification. I went right to the local police station. I walked right in and told them what I needed. Like Ed said, shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes or so.


#5

Check with your local PD for specific police station that do fingerprint (not all of them has this capacity). Mine was free at the local police, but YMMV. I think that would be the easy and secured way. Or you can Google and ‘My FBI Report’ have a search tool for fingerprinting locations.


#6

I got mine from https://www.fieldprint.com


#7

If you can do it digitally, I would recommend you to go that route. Depending on your agency, you can go to a Government building or military facility to get it fingerprinted for free. You will need to ask your security manager for a list. If that is not possible, go to local/state police station to get it done.

If you must get it done at a non-public entity, make sure the company is legit and has the right credentials to carry out.