Police Record Check - need some help w/ this

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  1. Mrs.V

    Mrs.V New Member

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    Hello Everyone!

    My son will be attending the Prep School and we aren't having any luck w/ getting his Police Record Check. Every place we go they send us somewhere else.

    The last place we called was the Dept. of Corrections for Maryland. They told us we could do the following:

    1. on 2 specific days a week and for only 4 hrs each day - first come first served - NO Guarantee that you will be seen to get fingerprinted $5
    2. submit the fingerprints for a comprehensive background check for $30 that will be mailed to US in 2-3 weeks.
    3. they will NOT sign the Form 5-521 nor fill it out
    4. they will NOT mail the background check - they will only mail it to our home address

    So...has anyone else come across this (I'm sure someone has) and would you offer advice as to how you did it, if you are from MD was this method accepted for the "Routine Check" with NOT having the form filled out and signed?

    We are running out of time and I'm not sure we can get this done on time!

    THANKS in advance!!!

    Mrs. V in Maryland - PROUD PARENT OF A SON WHOSE GOT A GOAL!
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

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    Call admissions. They can help you. The police record check is not a security clearance. that comes later.
    I don't recall my daughter getting fingerprinted. she just went to the local police station and they did a search on her. it took like 20 minutes.
    I know some kids have problems in other jurisdictions.
     
  3. djfrro

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    My son just took the paper to the local police station and they signed it. No muss no fuss.
     
  4. knordski

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    I would bring the records check form to your local hometown police department with a pre-addressed envelope to West Point. It worked for me.
     
  5. Mrs.V

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    Thanks for the suggestions! Unfortunately I've tried your suggestions :frown: and no luck...they pass us on the the State Police, who turned us over to the DoC.

    My husband is AD so we called Ft. Meade who said that they can't help either.

    I think I'm going to "act" like the helpless mom and just walk into the county police station and see if they wont show pitty on me and just do it!

    This is when I wish we were "locals" and had a friend at the police station who would do it!

    I've left voicemails at Admissions but nothing back yet. The last time I called the phone rang for a good 2 minutes straight before I decided to just hand up. You'd think after 22 years of being a dependant spouse I would be use to waiting on answers and then getting the end result at the last minute! :wink:

    I'll continue to check back to see if anyone from Anne Arundel County was ever successful and how they accomplished getting the form signed! Whew...the things us parents do for our kids! But hey....they are soooooo worth it!:thumb:
     
  6. America's Finest

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    I went to my local police station on a Monday, gave them $20 along with my drivers licence and they had the form ready in 30 minutes.
     
  7. Mrs.V

    Mrs.V New Member

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    Did you do this in Maryland?
     
  8. BlackKnight2013

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    I'm from Harford County in MD and I had went to our Sheriffs office and they told me something like that about a goose hunt with fingerprints and the state police so I asked my school resource officer who is in our local police for help. He signed the form along with a short typed recommendation after seeing I had no record or traffic violations. I also went to the Bel Air Courthouse and got a letter from Juvenile services saying I had no record in their system. I sent all this in and it worked since I got the green check for police record check. Hope this helped. See if your son's school has a resource officer or try the courthouse. Not positive how Anne Arundel works though.
     
  9. Mrs.V

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    AWESOME use of your resources BlackKnight2013!!!

    I hadn't thought of him asking his school resource officer! I will relay your info to him so that he can attempt the same thing! THANK YOU for sharing your experience!

    Mrs. V
     
  10. Just_A_Mom

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    Mrs V - admissions will get back to you - eventually.
    In some states this is tricky but I don't think you can do this without your son. They will most likely need him there (for privacy purposes).
    In any case, it won't affect him reporting for R-day.

    BTW - are you on prospective.net? they can probably help you there, I remember it being a topic a couple of years ago. PM if you need info.
     
  11. aznarkarus

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    Yeah, the police stations in Philly--those guys have no clue. One of the guys actually suggested to contact the FBI.
    Everyone refused to sign the paper, so I just ended up filling out the PA State Police Record Check Form. Took another week to get it back, but hey, it worked.
     

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