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Fingerprints & Backgrounds 

A Criminal History Background Check is obtained through fingerprints. You must provide photo Identification, such as a valid driver’s license or State ID (from any state). You do not need a social security card or a birth certificate.

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Driving Privilege Card

Applicants desiring to obtain a Driving Privilege Card (DPC) must first submit fingerprints and other necessary information in order for SBI to run a search of Delaware State Criminal Databases before applying for a Driving Privilege Card at Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

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Traffic Unit & Crash Report Copies

View information on how to obtain a copy of a crash report, how to report an unsafe or overweight truck, get information on federal regulations for CDL drivers and DelDOT traffic conditions.

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Firearms Permits

If you are looking for a permit to Carry a Concealed Deadly Weapon, you must contact the Prothonotary’s Office as we do not process CCDW permits at SBI.

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False Alarm Reduction Program

Police respond to thousands of false alarms per year. In order to reduce the amount of false alarms a law was established that utilizes a third party vendor, named Cry Wolf. Cry Wolf monitors alarms and assess fines to those who do not register their alarms or have on-going false alarms.

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Driving Privilege Card for Undocumented Immigrants

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Our Kent County office has moved. The new address is 600 S. Bay Road Suite 1, Dover, DE  19901 (across the highway from our previous office).

The Driving Privilege Card Fee is $52.

Applicants desiring to obtain a Driving Privilege Card (DPC) must first submit fingerprints and other necessary information in order for SBI to run a search of Delaware State Criminal Databases before applying for a Driving Privilege Card at Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This is done by appointment only. To schedule an appointment applicants should call SBI at (302) 739-2528.

The applicant shall appear at SBI and fill out a DPC Application. This application will require the applicant to attest via affidavit that this is their full and correct name as well as their date of birth. The applicant must present identification documentation. Acceptable documentation shall include the following, with other documentation to be evaluated on a case by case basis:

The applicant will be photographed and fingerprinted. The applicant will pay $52.00 and then be issued a receipt. Payment options are cash (except Sussex County), credit or debit cards, certified checks, money orders, or company checks made out to Delaware State Police. We do not accept American Express or personal checks. The receipt will be printed with a unique receipt number and they may respond to DMV to apply for the DPC. This receipt must be presented to DMV at the time of application for the DPC.  See the below link for DMV procedures for the DPC.

If a review of the of Delaware State Criminal Databases reveals a conflict between the name the applicant provided and an alias on file with the state or the applicant has an outstanding warrant for criminal charges in Delaware, the applicant must resolve the conflict prior to becoming eligible to obtain the DPC from DMV.


Locations and hours of operation for SBI:

The Delaware State Police State Bureau of Identification (SBI) is open for all services.
Appointments may be scheduled by calling: 302-739-2528.

For everyone’s health and safety, all visitors entering the building must wear a mask.

To remain consistent with current public health guidelines, this office will temporarily change from a walk-in facility to appointment only
Call 302-739-2528 to schedule an appointment.

The office is located at 600 S. Bay Road Suite 1, Dover, DE  19901 .

Hours of operation are:

  • Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Call (302) 739-5871 for more information

The results of the completed certified criminal history will not be returned the same day. The results will be forwarded to the recipient as soon as operationally possible.

By appointment only

The office is located inside the Thurman Adams State Service Center located at 546 S. Bedford Street, Room 202, Georgetown, DE.

Hours of operation are:

  • Monday –Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • To schedule an appointment call (302) 739-2528.
  • CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED at this location.

The results of the completed certified criminal history will not be returned the same day. The results will be forwarded to the recipient as soon as operationally possible.

By appointment only

The office is located at  Delaware State Police Troop 2, on Route 40, in Bear, just west of the Fox Run Shopping Center, between routes 72 and 896, across from the Glasgow walking park and next to the YMCA.

The hours of operation are:

  • Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • To schedule an appointment call (302) 739-2528.

The results of the completed certified criminal history will not be returned the same day. The results will be forwarded to the recipient as soon as operationally possible.

Mail in request for certified criminal history

Fingerprints may be taken by your local police agency or any fingerprinting agency. All ten print fingerprint cards are acceptable. If the agency will not provide a card, you may print a FD-258 fingerprint card that is available on the Federal Bureau of Investigation website at www.fbi.gov – click stats & Services, then Identity History Summary Checks, then FD-258 Fingerprint Card.  You may print the card on regular paper and present this to the agency for fingerprinting.

FOR STATE BACKGROUND: A written authorization letter granting the Delaware State Police to conduct a background check on the individual must be signed by the individual.  This does not need to be notarized.  Send the authorization letter in along with a money order made payable to the Delaware State Police for $52.00 along with your fingerprint card. The fingerprint card should be filled out entirely to include your name, any aliases, address, date of birth, social security, sex, race, height, weight, eye color, hair color and place of birth.

FOR PROFESSIONAL REGULATIONS: The Authorization form the board must be signed, completed and included, along with your fingerprint card and a money order for $65.00 payable to the Delaware State Police.  The fingerprint card should be filled out entirely to include your name, any aliases, address, date of birth, social security, sex, race, height, weight, eye color, hair color and place of birth.

An authorization letter, fingerprint card and certified check or money order, made payable to “Delaware State Police” should be sent to the below address. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

MAIL TO:
Delaware State Police
State Bureau of Identification
P.O. Box 430
Dover, DE  19903

 

If you need any other information regarding a certified criminal history, please call (302) 739-5884.