Civilian fingerprints are done by appointment only on Wednesday from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. Please call to schedule your appointment by contacting The CID Detective Secretary at (401-847-8300) Ext 5761.
The Newport Police Department will be conducting a background check for your prospected employer. This check will submit your fingerprints by computer terminal to retrieve any and all criminal history results. You MUST be a Newport resident for The Newport Police to conduct your background check (if not you must respond to your residence jurisdiction for the background check). The following items will be required to hand to the BCI Detective or designee at the time of obtaining finger prints;
A positive and active Identification card with picture which will be either a State Driver’s License, Identification Card or a US Passport. (No other forms of ID will be accepted).
A request in writing from the prospected employer for the background checks to include the reason of employment.
If these requested documents are not in hand and presented to the BCI Detective or designee we will not perform the background.
By state mandate the following specific employments are only allowed by your local police department for background check;
Child Care/ Day Care (Employees), Massage Therapist, Mental Health Facilities, Adoption, Foster Care, Firefighter Employment, Medical Marijuana, DCYF Employees and School Employees.
IF NOT LISTED ABOVE, YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE RI ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE FOR THE BACK GROUND CHECK.
ANY EMPLOYMENT APPLICANTS CAN HAVE THEIR FINGERPRINTS OBTAINED ON A PRINTCARD WITHOUT A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK BY THIS DEPARTMENT. YOU WOULD SUBMIT THE PRINTCARD FOR YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK.
Background Result Procedure
After finger prints are taken and results return back to the police department. A “No Disqualifying Information” or “Maybe Disqualification Information” letter will be sent to the prospected employer. If you wish a copy of your results, contact The BCI Division of this police department to schedule a time for pick up. (Only the applicant can pick it up and you must provide positive ID as mentioned above).
Applicant Notification and Record Challenge:
Your fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. You have the opportunity to complete or challenge the accuracy of the information contained in the FBI identification record. The procedure for obtaining a change, correction, or updating an FBI identification record are set forth in Title 28, CFR, 16.34. The subject may direct his/her challenge as to the accuracy or completeness of any entry on his/her record to the FBI, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, ATTN: SCU, Mod. D-2, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, WV 26306.
Effective June 1st, 2011 the fee for fingerprints will be as follows:
- $40.00 for School department employees and any other person that has to have prints submitted to BCI
- $10.00 for anyone requesting an applicant fingerprint card for any reason
- $10.00 for housing authority applicants
Fingerprinting services by the Newport Police Department will only be done for City of Newport Residents.
The time for fingerprints will be on Wednesdays from 0900-1100 by appointment only.