State Police Headquarters Modified Services/Hours
  • Announcement for New Pistol Permit Applicants Only - 5/26/2021
  • Effective June 15, 2020, DESPP-HQ Fingerprint Identification Unit will re-open for in person fingerprinting requestsby appointment only. - 6/5/2020
  • Effective June 15, 2020, DESPP-HQ Reports and Records will re-open for in person requestsby appointment only. For information or to schedule your appointment please click HERE - 6/5/2020
  • At this time, pistol permit renewals will continue to be done by mail only.
  • Fingerprinting Limitations and License Expiration/Renewal extensions; view documentHERE- 4/30/2020
  • Suspension of requirements for unarmed security guards from other states; view documentHERE- 4/30/2020
  • Still regular business hours for Sex Offender Registry and Deadly Weapons Offender Registry- 4/30/2020
  • No service for guard cards (see Governor Lamont’s Executive Order changes to licensing requirements HERE )- 4/30/2020
  • Individuals will be asked to wait outside until called into the building- 4/30/2020

Latent Prints


Latent Print Section

The Forensic Laboratory’s latent print section is comprised of five Forensic Science Examiners who have over 100 years of experience in this profession. This section processes a variety of physical evidence utilizing the latest physical and chemical development techniques, examines photographs, lifts and negatives for identifiable impressions, conducts comparisons between the latent print and known impressions, operates the Automated Fingerprint Identification System and Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System and provides court testimony when necessary.

Latent Print Screening Guidelines

Related Links:

FBI Biometrics

National Center for Forensic Science