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Denver Police Department

Police Help Lines

Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies ONLY

Non-Emergency Help
720-913-2000
Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips
720-913-7867 (STOP)
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Gang Hotline
720-913-1339
Report Graffiti
311 or
(720) 913-1311
Sex Offender Hotline
720-913-6511
Hate Crimes Hotline
720-913-6458

Fingerprinting Services & Background Checks

The Identification Section of the Denver Police Department performs ink fingerprinting services for Denver residents.  Customer's fingerprints are rolled on FD-258 fingerprint cards and returned to the customer.  The Denver Police Department does not retain a copy of these fingerprints, will not submit the cards on the customer's behalf or perform public background checks using these fingerprints.

Fingerprinting Information

  • Location: 1331 Cherokee Street, Denver, CO  80204.  We are located in the Police Administration Building on Cherokee Street between 13th and 14th Avenues in Downton Denver.  Public parking is not provided.  When you arrive, go through security on the first floor and take a number for public fingerprinting.  Fingerprinting is done on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Hours: 10 am - 5:30 pm Wednesdays & Thursdays.
  • Cost:  $10 for the first fingerprint card, $5 for each additional card.
  • Payment:  Check or Money Order.  Please make all checks or money orders payable to "Manager of Revenue" for the full amount of cards requested.
  • Valid government-issued photo ID is required (State or Country-issued ID cards, including Driver's License or passports).
 

Background Checks

Information furnished by the Denver Police Department for this purpose is limited to arrests occurring within the City and County of Denver (Juvenile arrests and Denver Summons to Appear will not be included).  To obtain arrest records for arrests which occurred outside of the City and County of Denver, please contact the Colorado Bureau of Investigation at www.cbirecordscheck.com.

To obtain a notarized Records Query-Letter of Police Clearance:

  • Download and complete the Arrest Records Form, selecting the type of report.
  • This request MUST be submitted in person between 10 am and 5:30 pm Monday-Friday with a current, valid government identification at:

            Denver Police Department Administration Building
            1331 Cherokee St, Room 416
            Denver, CO  80204

  • This query will only be performed on the person making the request.
  • Fee - $25.00 (check or money order payable to MANAGER OF REVENUE) with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
  • The requester will be cleared for warrants when the request is made.
  • The arrest record check will be performed and the notarized letter will be mailed within 5 business days.

To obtain an Arrest Record:

  • Download and complete the Arrest Records Form, selecting the type of report requested.
  • This request can be made via mail at:
    Denver Police Department Administration Building - Identification Section
    1331 Cherokee St. Room 416
    Denver, CO  80204
  • Fee - $15.00 (check or money order payable to MANAGER OF REVENUE) with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
  • The arrest record check will be performed and the notarized letter will be mailed within 5 business days of receipt of the request.

           

 
Contact Us

Police Administration Building
1331 Cherokee Street, Room 420
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (720) 913-6756

Hours of Operation
Wednesday and Thursday,
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Identification Section also performs several other functions including:

  • Registration of all Denver parolees, probationers and sex offenders
  • Verification by fingerprint, the identity of all persons arrested in Denver
  • Testimony as expert witnesses in habitual criminal trials
  • Creation of photo lineups for our detectives and other agencies
  • Processing of all Denver excise and license permits. This includes permits for liquor licenses, armed and unarmed guards and taxi drivers
  • Archival of all Denver records from paper to a computer database
  • Creation of City employee identification cards. These include police, fire, district attorney, probation and Career Service employees
  • Making of arrests
  • Sealing of records as ordered by courts
  • Filing and recording restraining orders from the Denver courts
  • Processing FBI returns (Research and add FBI and state identification numbers to our records)
  • Processing firearm background checks for other agencies