26.00.030 FINGERPRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Fingerprint Card Distribution
The four fingerprint cards completed will be distributed as follows:
v One card is retained by the Department
v One card is forwarded to the King County Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)
v Two cards are forwarded to the Washington State Patrol Identification and Criminal History Section (WSP AFIS)
Process Control Number (PCN) Procedures
The Live-Scan fingerprinting system will automatically mark each fingerprint card with the PCN number. Make certain that the correct local ID number is on all the print cards.
The completed packet is to be forwarded to the Court and Custody Unit who then processes it and forwards it to the Records Unit.
Voided fingerprint packets must also be forwarded to the Records Unit.
Arrest/Detention Reports (ADR’s)
The reporting officer must enter the correct PCN number on the ADR/Case report in the designated box. The reporting officer must write the correct PCN, BA, and ID number on the top copy of citations.
A hardcopy of the ADR, warrant, and citation must be included with the fingerprint packet. This hardcopy must be readable and the writing legible, otherwise it must be returned for corrections.
If the arrestee is a juvenile the appropriate box must be checked at the top of the ADR/Case report.
When no ADR is used (i.e. DUI arrests) a PCN, BA, and ID number must be written on the top copy of the criminal citation in an appropriate location.
A photocopy of the criminal citation must be made and attached to the fingerprint packet and forwarded to the Records Unit.
The PCN number, BA number, ID number and “FP” (fingerprinted/photographed) must be written on the top of the criminal citation form when there is no ADR.
Direct booking to King County Jail - Felony arrests only
The transporting officer must do the following:
v At the jail make a special request to the Identification Technician on duty for a set of three fingerprint cards to be completed on the suspect
v Notify the Records Unit of the special request so that a follow up with a request form can be faxed to the jail. This must be done to ensure that the prints are taken
The case referral file must include the PCN on the “Super form”, which is written in the appropriate box at the top right of the form.
At the jail make a special request to the Identification Technician on duty for a set of three fingerprint cards to be completed on the suspect.
This is only necessary on the “Super form” copy that is sent to the prosecutor.
Felony and Gross Misdemeanor Arrests
In accordance with RCW 43.43.735, all adults and juveniles arrested for felony or gross misdemeanor offenses will be fingerprinted and photographed.
Four (4) ten print fingerprint cards will be completed (Red & White card). PCN numbers will be on the cards.
One Washington State Patrol Identification and Criminal History Section disposition report will be completed.
Right hand flat prints are to be taken on this form.
For felony arrests palm prints will also be taken (White 3"x 11" cards - PCN stickers not required).
In accordance with RCW 43.43.735, those adults lawfully arrested and taken into full custody for misdemeanor offenses will be photographed and fingerprinted.
The four print cards and the disposition report must be completed as indicated above. Palm prints are not required.
Misdemeanor Arrests - Juveniles
Juveniles lawfully arrested and taken into full custody for misdemeanor offenses will not be fingerprinted or photographed.