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Washington County Sheriff's Office to end civilian fingerprinting

March 14, 2012

Beginning April 1, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office will no longer offer fingerprinting for employment purposes due to changes in the fingerprint submission process, according to an agency news release.

People who need fingerprinting for employment purposes can visit http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/publicservs/fingerprint.shtml for a list of businesses and locations offering civilian fingerprinting, the release said.

Maryland State Police will temporarily stop providing fingerprinting services to residents who need them for jobs or background checks, according to the Associated Press.

The service will be suspended March 19 at state police barracks because the FBI will no longer accept paper fingerprint cards. All fingerprints submitted to the FBI must be taken electronically.

Maryland State Police are converting to electronic fingerprinting, but the process will take several months, the AP reported.

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