National Background Checks

National background checks are conducted at Tiverton Police Headquarters, 20 Industrial Way, Tiverton RI on Tuesdays between the hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Upon arrival to the Tiverton Police Department, a trained fingerprint technician will take your fingerprints using the LiveScan fingerprint machine. Your fingerprints are sent electronically to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

A FBI-generated criminal background report is sent back to the Tiverton Police Department, typically within 24 hours. The Senior Records Clerk review the information and complete a letter indicating if a “disqualifying offense” is found or not on the national criminal background report. (Please note: the “disqualifying offense” is not specified in the letter to the employer or state agency)

If a “disqualifying offense” is found on the person’s record, a letter is provided to the individual informing them of the offense.

For additional information regarding national background checks, please contact the Senior Records Clerk, Mrs. Katherine Vieira, 401-625-6717 ext. 107,

To obtain a national background check through the Tiverton Police Department, individuals must read and complete the following forms (to save time, we suggest you print and complete prior to arrival at the Tiverton Police Department): 
National Background Check Form

Please bring any additional paperwork required by statute or employer with you. Be sure to bring valid identification. Examples of acceptable identification include: 
• Valid state issued driver’s license 
• Valid state issued identification card 
• Valid United States passport


A national background check costs $40.00. Cash, Check or money order only. Please make check out to “Tiverton Police Department.”


National Background Checks Form


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