Police Record Check

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by MomoftheMagik, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. MomoftheMagik

    MomoftheMagik Member

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    DS and I have spent the better part of our day filling out forms, making copies, printing labels, stamping envelopes and making telephone calls. We were doing fine until the phone calls started. It has been difficult to get a straight answer from some of the police and sheriff departments regarding the forms. I had DS call to make sure we had the correct addresses and to see if we needed to submit a fee. Wow! I really didn't expect it to be so difficult.

    Finally we just decided to look up the fees on the internet, send in the letter he wrote along with the form and the stamped/addressed envelope and hope for the best. I am wondering what happens if all of the reports don't reach the academy. At this point I'm not feeling too confident that will happen.

    Before anyone panics, thinking they've missed something, remember we have lived in three states since son's high school career began. That makes 8 police reports we need to obtain. (Alaska doesn't have counties, so no sheriff department there.) Since we obviously can't take these personally to the police department, we have been attempting to make sure everything goes smoothly by calling. I think that has only served to stress us out! Any thoughts or intelligence on this subject?
     
  2. osdad

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    Play on their patriotism. I would follow up each letter with a telephone call to the Desk Sergeant explaining that it’s for admittance to the NA. How your S is anxious to serve his country and needs that form to begin the difficult but rewarding process. Ask who you can contact to amke sure S is not hammpered by one little form... If your experience is similar to ours, that mention will speed up the process tremendously.
     
  3. NavIss58

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    I did the personal approach but even then had difficulties. :)unhappy:, why is this so hard to understand?).

    I switched over to email and fax and copied our USNA RD, so at least they could see we were trying. Thankfully, he made a phone call and things happened right away. I can't say you'll have such luck, but perseverance is key (isn't it always?) :wink:

    Lesson: Stay on it and follow through.
     
  4. NewNavyMom

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    We were told that our county doesn't release anything for minors. They said they would stamp the form with that statement and mail it for us. We haven't heard anything back form USNA. Son turns 18 tomorrow. I wonder if we will get another form after his birthday?
     
  5. MomoftheMagik

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    NewNavyMom, greetings from an "old" Navy mom! Haha. (My oldest has been enlisted for 18 months :thumb:)

    I'm glad that my son turned 18 in March! At any rate, our current county sherriff's department said they can't release info for anyone under 19, so that's what they sent to the Academy. I didn't have any trouble with the people we went to see in person. I hope we did everything right for the out-of-staters. I'll have my mid-to-be call next week. They probably won't know who he is or what he's talking about...
     

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