Police Record Question

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  1. Papa

    Papa New Member

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    I have received an appointment to Navy for the Class of 2014.

    In the admission package, there is a police record check form. Here, it says that I should give a record form to "the town police department, sheriff's or constable's office, school law enforcement office, and other jurisdictions where you have lived or attended school." So, am I suppose to give the police record check form I was given to my local police station, and my Vice Principal or Guidance Counselor (I go to a private school, so no school law enforcement)?

    Does anyone have experience on this matter?

    Thanks!

    P.S. I have a clean record so that is not an issue here.
     
  2. vampsoul

    vampsoul Candidate

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    USMA has the same form. I just took it to the police station. It was pretty simple.
     
  3. SmilingParent

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    My son also attends a private school. You need to take a copy to your city police department (if you live or go to school in the city limits) as well as your county police department for both your school and home (if different). Don't forget to bring a stamped envelope with the SA address already written on it for each police station.

    PS My local (city) police station, took the one for the sheriff's (county) department. They said they would handle it.
     
  4. 2014-scada

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    How Far Back?

    We have lived in our present home for 6 years only. How far back does the USNA want the background check? According to our BGO, 10 years would be typical and so it would mean that we should also get a Police Check from our former residence, i.e. another township/jurisdiction :eek:
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  5. falconchic88

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    I don't think you have to go back 6 yrs, a more thorough back ground check will be done later. Unless you have just recently moved, just give it to all jurisdictions where you currently reside/attend school. My son attends school in a different town than where we live, so we gave ours to our town police dept, his school's town police department, and our county sherrif. (the speeding ticket he rcvd last May, which was reported to USNA on application, was from the town his school is in, not where we live)
     
  6. MIDNDAD

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    This question come up frequently and there are other threads that go on an on.

    Overall this is not complicated. Take the letter to one of your local law enforcment agencies. Explain what you need them to do. If they agree they will take your form, do what they need to do, sign it and hand it back to you. Sometimes they may do it on the spot, and sometimes they may want a few days.
     
  7. 2014-scada

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    Agree with the 2 previous posts...

    DD called her RD today and confirmed they only need the local Police check and does not matter how short you have lived there. It is just a starting point for the deeper background check. When DD and DW (Dear Wife) went to the local Police Dept., they confirmed her address to check for jurisdiction, then automatically crossed check with other law enforcement units, i.e. Sheriff and State Police. However they did additionally send them to the municipal court offices (next door) to validate all findings. Then they signed the form, sealed the envelope and cleared the envelope for mailing. 30 minutes tops...

    I hope this narration helps you all out...it can be a little different for your local PDs but I believe not by much. I guess USNA Admissions wants to keep it simple! :thumb:

    Good Luck to all!
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  8. falconchic88

    falconchic88 Member

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    It will be different for different PD's, our local PD wouldn't cross check other jurisdictions, and told son he had to take them there personally. It is a very simple process though.
     
  9. Perfection'stheGoal

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    Minnesota

    I just went to our local PD and they told me that in MN only the state is authorized to release that info (County said the same thing). They directed me to MN's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for the background check. I already emailed my regional director, but it would be great to hear if anyone here has experience with this sort of thing. Does anyone know if USNA will accept the check from a State agency?

    Thanks!
     
  10. Magikeys

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    Wow. If I do get accepted this is going to take some leg-work. I have lived in three states just during my high-school years, and 5 states in the past ten years. I hope I get an offer soon, or I may not have this done before I-Day!:yllol:
     
  11. NewNavyMom

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    Records not released for minors

    I took the form to the police station for my son and dropped it there. Later I received a call that they had mailed the form but that they will not release records of minors. They stated that on the form. My son is still 17 years old. So we are just waiting for the academy to contact us about additional info once he turns 18. Has this happened to anyone else? I didn't make a copy of the form. Anyone know if I can print one from the website somewhere? During the conversation the police officer told me that the resource officer at our high school would not be authorized to release info on minors either.
     
  12. 2014-scada

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    It's Alright...

    According to wordings on the FORM...if the local PD is unable to release records due to the fact that they are records of minors then the PD should indicate such on the form itself which according to you is exactly what they did...so all is well. Just follow up with your RD after a week or so to make sure everything is KOSHER...if you still need a blank form, I can email you one, but for now...relax and enjoy time with your MID...:thumb:
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  13. NewNavyMom

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    Thank you Scada!

    I will advise son to follow up with his RD. Many thanks.
     

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