Chief of Police

James Wardwell


Effective Monday January 6th, 2014, all public applicant fingerprinting at the New Britain Police Department will be conducted by Biometric Identification Services which is fingerprinting company owned and operated by retired law enforcement officers and trained identification personnel. This company provides this service at several other police departments in Connecticut including Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor, East Haven and New Haven. They also provide fingerprinting and Notary services for many organizations including school bus companies, insurance companies, banks, tutoring entities and any other organization that is required to have fingerprint-based background checks performed on their employees and volunteers.

Fingerprinting will be conducted in the Fingerprinting Room at the Police Headquarters on Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Residents of any cities are welcome.

The fee for this service will be $25.00 per applicant which includes identification verification, electronic fingerprint capture and printing of fingerprint cards. The fee is payable in either cash, money order, bank check or business check. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted. Appointments are not necessary, however, at least one form of government issued photo identification must be presented.

Fingerprinting for all purposes will be conducted including pistol permits, stock broker licensing, public service licenses, daycare, board of education, general background checks or for any other reason. Organization requiring a large number of members to be fingerprinted can make arrangements to have such done at their location on other days. To arrange for this or for any other questions, please call Biometric Identification Services at (888) 436-8778. For more information, please visit




New Britain Police Department • 10 Chestnut Street New Britain, CT 06051 • Tel. (860) 826-3000 • Fax (860) 826-0791