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WA CPL fingerprint question

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by firebird, May 16, 2014.

  1. firebird

    firebird Seattle New Member

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    Tried search the site but come up with nothing, so here it goes.

    Went apply for WA CPL yesterday at downtown Seattle office and did the fingerprint. It suddenly occur to me what they are going to do with the fingerprint info after the background check? Is there a central database they are kept and check against any new inquiry from the LEO ? It would make sense but wasn't stated anywhere so I am confused .
     
  2. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    Your best bet would be to ask them. They'll probably just keep them on file. Now what NICS does with them is another question.


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  3. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    did they do a hard print card or live scan? Either way they cross check with the fed database. I'm pretty sure they create an FBI fingerprint file attached to your info if there wasn't already one. I know when I was running background checks on contractors / new staff for working on prison grounds I never saw a print set come back with no record so they probably start the file with the print(s) taken when you get your drivers license.
     
  4. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    I'm pretty sure WA doesn't take prints for your drivers license!

    And yes, you can bet any biometrics you give the government end up available to any other government agency.
     
  5. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Probably go to a file at WSP.
     
  6. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is that there is a separate FBI database for background investigations. That way, people with prior security clearances can be accessed rapidly instead of the long search time for those not in the system.
     
  7. firebird

    firebird Seattle New Member

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    Checked with King Country Sheriff office, yes all fingerprint will be kept on file for future REFERENCE. So once its in the government's hands, they can do what ever they like with it.
     
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  8. duane black

    duane black Washington Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the follow up about this, I guess I always figured that was the case, but it's nice to get an official answer. Like power, once the government gathers data, it doesn't willfully like to give it up.
     
  9. BigStick

    BigStick Sherwood, OR Well-Known Member

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    I would have been shocked to hear anything less than they kept them for reference. I don't like going into any government database, but since I was already finger printed for work, I figured it didn't make a difference anymore.