LAPD Change In Vendors For Fingerprint Services May Cause Gap In Services


The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) was notified by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety (NMDPS) that they are changing vendors for fingerprint background checks support in May of 2023. For Los Alamos, this means that there will be a gap in services after next week until the LAPD can secure a new vendor.

The final day Los Alamos citizens and visitors can complete background fingerprint checks will be Friday April 28, 2023.

“We are working diligently towards a new vendor to be able to have this service in Los Alamos.  Beginning May 1 only the following 10 cities will have these services with the new NMDPS vendor; Albuquerque, Clovis, Farmington, Gallup, Las Cruces, Roswell, Santa Fe, Silver City, Socorro, and Taos.  NMDPS has a target to reach 50 locations by the end of June.  Los Alamos is identified as one of those locations,” said Deputy Chief Oliver Morris.

LAPD recommends that those needing background fingerprints do so next week at the police station located at 2500 Trinity Dr. Suite A.  Please call LAPD records at (505) 663-1741 to schedule an appointment or email at