Fingerprinting is done on Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All town residents or persons working in the Town of Portsmouth can have fingerprints done at the Portsmouth Police Department. If you have any questions regarding fingerprinting, you may contact the Detective Division @ 683-0994. There is a $40.00 fee for all fingerprinting services, unless stipulated by Rhode Island General Law.
For a background check concerning only a criminal history with the Portsmouth Police Department, please see our records office and file a request. There is a $5.00 fee for each background check. A check that requires a full criminal background check from all of Rhode Island or other from other states, must be done through the Attorney Generalís Office, 150 South Main Street, Providence, RI