My son recently received an appointment to the USNA. I’m trying to help him with some of the preliminary paper work. I was hoping someone that has gone through this already may have an answer. For the police records check for a New York State resident – What authorities should be queried? At a state level, the department of criminal justice services has a formal process in which you must submit an application, fingerprints, and a $50.00 fee. Is this what USNA wants, or is this overkill? It seems that we have 3 levels of police authority – County Police, County Sherriff, and New York State Police. The most local, direct, and visible is the county police. The sheriff’s department has limited law enforcement coverage elsewhere within the county, however not exactly where we live. Does anyone from New York that has gone through this already know exactly what is needed, and who to ask?