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The Arcadia Police Department offers Live Scan and Ink fingerprint services in the Records Bureau. Fingerprinting services are performed by a Cadet at the front counter. The requestor must have a valid picture ID. Please contact the Records Bureau at (626) 574-5151 for any questions and the days and times a cadet is available for fingerprinting services. 


Directions for Non-City Applicants:

The Arcadia Police Department offers fingerprinting services for outside agencies. Non-City applicants are required to bring the following in order to obtain Live Scan fingerprinting services:

  1. Request for Live Scan Form (Note: Your agency/employer will provide you with a partially completed form and/or provide directions to you.  You will then need to add your personal information to the form.) 
  2. Mail Code
  3. Billing Code
  4. ORI Number
  5. Valid Photo ID (Expired ID's will not be accepted.)
  6. Pay an $11 processing fee (Accepted forms of payment: Cash, Check, Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard only))
Directions for City Applicants:

  1. Request for Live Scan Form (The HR department will provide you with the live scan form unless you have been given one by the hiring department.)
  2. Valid Photo ID (Expired ID's will not be accepted.)
"Live Scan" is the process of obtaining digital fingerprints and submitting them electronically to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and, when applicable, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as required for a condition of employment, licensing, certification, permits, adoptions, and VISA/Immigration clearance.  Live Scan is a fast and easy way to submit and process background checks.  Our process takes only a few minutes.

Once we complete our fingerprinting process, your file is immediately transmitted to the DOJ for background check processing. Background check results are typically received by the requesting Agency within 3 business days but could take up to 30 days depending upon DOJ processing times. Please be aware that previous Live Scans and resulting background checks cannot be transferred from one agency to another.


We also offer ink fingerprints. The requestor must present a Valid Picture ID. If your agency requires a special ink card to be stamped, please bring the card with you. The Arcadia Police Department charges to following fees for ink fingerprints:

$10.00 – First fingerprint card
$10.00 – Each additional fingerprint card


  • records check will be completed on all persons being fingerprinted prior to allowing access.
  • ONLY the person being printed will be allowed in the fingerprint area.
  • NO bags, purses, backpacks or other personal items are allowed in the fingerprint area.


Please use the below link to access other fingerprinting and Live Scan locations within Los Angeles County.


Published: July 27, 2021