Effective Tuesday May.10, 2012, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office will begin using the Live Scan system for civilian fingerprints. Previously, all civilian fingerprinting at the sheriff’s office have been done by card ink impressions. The Live Scan is inkless electronic fingerprinting. The fingerprints are electronically transmitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for completion of a criminal record check.
The Sheriff’s Office Live Scan fingerprinting will be offered:
Tuesday and Thursday’s – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Stacy Newsom
Deputy Cynthia Watson
The purpose the Live Scan:
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Live Scan System allows private employers, state agencies, and other entities to submit an applicant’s fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety (DPS) for the purpose of positively identifying prospective employees or agents. Background checks on individuals determine if an applicant is eligible to hold positions involving children, the elderly, and/or the disabled. It also verifies if the applicant is currently wanted, has an arrest record, or has been convicted of stalking or other domestic violence offenses. Additionally, it will show if the applicant is a convicted sex offender.
Businesses using Live Scan must first be registered through DPS. Businesses are also required to use the Live Scan agency user manual to set up user privileges in the Civil Inquiry Network. Contact Alan Davis with the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association at (225) 214-0018 to activate your account.
Benefits of using Live Scan:
• Digitally captures fingerprints for electronic submission resulting in fast and positive identification of an applicant.
• No more messy ink prints.
• Convenient and easy to use for employers.
• All information is confidential. No criminal record is seen by anyone other than the registered employer.
• Background check results usually obtained within 24 hours, as opposed to weeks or months.
• Background check results on an individual can be viewed and printed by the employer on a secure website. Results will also be mailed directly to the employer from Louisiana Department of Public Safety.
• Employer can set day for applicant to be scanned at his/her convenience.
The cost associated with Live Scan is $41.00 - $60.25 per individual, which could possibly include:
• FBI Background Check ($19.25)
• Louisiana State Police background check ($26)
• Sheriff’s Office processing ($10)
• Louisiana Sheriff’s Association ($5)
Live Scan is mandated by the Department of Public Safety for the following business:
Type of Agency FBI checks required Criminal History Results
ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL YES Non-investigative
ALCOHOL BEVERAGE ORDINANCE NO Non-investigative
COURT ORDERED ADOPTIONS YES Complete w/Expungements
CHILD PROTECTION APPLICANTS-DAYCARES, ADOPTIONS,CASA,ECT. NO Complete w/Expungements
LA JUVENILE DETENTION CENTERS NO Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES-FOSTER PARENT/ADOPTION OPTIONAL Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES-ABUSE/NEGLECT OPTIONAL Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES-PARENTS/CUSTODY OPTIONAL Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES-PERSONNEL YES Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES-CARETAKER OPTIONAL Complete w/Expungements
SCHOOL BOARDS YES Complete w/Expungements
EMPLOYERS-CONVICTIONS ONLY NO CONVICTIONS ONLY
FIREMAN OPTIONAL Non-investigative
LA STATE FIRE MARSHAL OPTIONAL Non-investigative
HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS NO Complete w/Expungements w/Special Conditions
LA DEPT OF HEALTH NO CONVICTIONS ONLY
STATE BOARD OF DENTISTRY YES Complete w/Expungements
STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS YES Complete w/Expungements
LA STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY YES Non-investigative
LA STATE BOARD OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS YES Non-investigative
STATE BOARD OF RIVERBOAT PILOT COMMISSIONERS NO Non-investigative
LA DEPT OF LABOR NO Non-investigative
LA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION NO Non-investigative
LA MANUFACTURED HOUSING COMMISSION NO CONVICTIONS ONLY
LA PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY NO CONVICTIONS ONLY
LA USED MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION NO Non-investigative
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