Times have definitely changed and with this, the paper fingerprint card is no accepted, as a primary source of identification. In today’s electronically crazed world, digital fingerprint images have become the new trend. There will be at least once in your life that you will be required to undergo a fingerprint-based background check.
- Business License
- Name Change
- Foster Care
- Criminal Records
Of course, this is only to name a few specific needs of a digital fingerprint. There are many reasons why the Federal Bureau of Investigation has chosen the digital fingerprint method over the traditional method. For one, it decreased the processing time by 3-8 weeks. With this new method, the FBI and Maryland Law Enforcement agencies will automatically process each print and return matches to the processer, within 24-72 hours.
The traditional ink-blotted fingerprint card had a very high error rate, with frequent misprints. Digital fingerprinting utilizes a technology, which is known as “Live Scan.” The Live Scan machine will scan each finger electronically to create a digital image. Each digital fingerprint will be submitted automatically to Maryland Criminal Justice Information System, and then mailed directly to you or agency of your choice.
All information is stored into the FBI’s Next Generation Identification system. This systems offers a matching accuracy rating of around 99.6%, which a major improvement from the original Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, which offers an accuracy rating of 92%. In order to get a digital fingerprint, you will need to appear in person at one of private providers located in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
The processing fee will vary from one provider to another, but will range anywhere from $45.00 to $65.00. You must contact the private provider to schedule an appointment, because walk-ins are no accepted. You will need to have a valid I.D. (driver’s license, passport, military I.D.), agency name, authorization number, ORI number for background checks, payment in the form of check, money order, or credit card (cash not accepted at most locations).
Prince George's County, Maryland Fingerprinting Services
|Main-One (M-1) Solutions, Inc||4300 Forbes Blvd, Suite 220
Lanham, Maryland 20706
|Fairmount Heights Police Department||6100 Jost Street
Fairmount Heights, Maryland 20743
|E House Executive Security Professionals, Inc||4710 Auth Pl Suite 420
Suitland, Maryland 20746
|Biometrics Identity Verification System||5010 Sunnyside Avenue #300
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
|Grand Mission Consult||7515 Annapolis Rd #203
Hyattsville, Maryland 20784
|Grand Mission Consult |
c/o LIVE SCAN PRO
|4920 Niagara Road, Suite 102
College Park, Maryland 20740
|Hughes Barney Investigations||9315 Largo Drive West
Largo (Upper Marlboro), Maryland 20774
|Prevent First||3710 Riviera Street #1A
Temple Hills, Maryland 20748
|Renoxx Group, LLC|| ID Solutions
9500 Annapolis RD
Lanham, Maryland 20706
|The Training Point||601 Seventh Street
Laurel, Maryland 20707