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Erie Police Departments Discontinue Fingerprinting Services

September 17, 2018

Longmont Times-Call

The Erie Police Department will stop providing fingerprinting services by the end of the month as a new state program begins to provide the service.

The Colorado Applicant Background Services program, run by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, will start Sept. 24.

Erie police will stop offering its fingerprinting services Oct. 1, according to a department news release.

IdentoGO, the chosen vendor for the service, will have locations around the state for the service. There is no location in Erie, but it will be available in Longmont, Greeley and Loveland.

The change comes after state legislation was amended to allow third-party vendors approved by CBI to take fingerprints. The third party vendor, IdentoGO, won’t keep the information for more than 30 days, unless the applicant requests they do so, according to the law. It is also using CBI-approved equipment and training.

Fingerprinting will cost $10, plus applicable state and FBI fees. Applicants will be able to schedule appointments online.

Fingerprint cards will be submitted electronically, according to the news release, drastically cutting down the time it takes to get results.

More information on the new service can be found at identogo.com/locations/colorado .

Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, mstamour@prairiemountainmedia.com

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