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DeKalb police eliminate inked fingerprint services for public

DeKALB – Because of limited staffing and high demand for the service, the DeKalb Police Department said in a news release it will no longer offer inked fingerprint services to the public.

The decision was made after the initiation of multiple policing measures to increase police presence in key areas of DeKalb and to promote public safety.

This means students, banks, lawyers, hospital staff and others in need of fingerprinting will have to go through private companies in the area, including Accurate Biometrics, Biometric Impressions and iTouth Biometrics. The city does not advocate any one company over another.

Services will continue to be provided by DeKalb licensees and nonprofits conducting business within the city.

The city license fee for prints is $50, and prints for nonprofits cost $27. Money collected from these services only cover the expenses incurred by the city and do not generate revenue.

City license applicants that fail to arrive at their scheduled appointment time will forfeit their fee and must reapply for a city license.

For information, call community relations officer Kelly Sullivan at 815-748-8446.

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