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Fingerprinting

Booking and Processing of Criminal Defendants and Juveniles

The Snyder County Sheriff's Office is responsible to processing (fingerprinting and photographing) all defendants in criminal cases and juveniles in delinquency proceedings. If you have been ordered to report to the Sheriff's Office for processing, you must report on the date that is listed on your Fingerprint Order issued to you by the Magisterial District Judge or Court of Common Pleas Judge. However, if you wish to report earlier than the date you were given, you may report anytime between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays (excluding holidays).


Fingerprinting of Applicants

Due to the security of restricted and confidential information, the Sheriff's Office no longer offers applicant fingerprinting services.


Fingerprinting for Criminal Justice Agencies

The Sheriff's Office offers fingerprinting services for criminal justice agency employees. Criminal justice agencies are agencies are any agency that has access to criminal history information (sheriff's offices, police departments, probation departments, etc). If you require a background check because of your employment with a criminal justice agency, please contact the Sheriff's Office to make arrangements for fingerprinting. You will be required to present a valid photo identification along with a Fingerprint Authorization Letter. The Letter must be completed by your agency and submitted to the Sheriff's Office at the time of fingerprinting. You may download the form HERE.


Fingerprinting for Vendor Employees

The Sheriff's Office offers fingerprinting services for employees of vendors who are contracted to work in an area where criminal justice data is stored. If you are an employee of a vendor who is contracted to conduct work for a criminal justice agency (sheriff's office, police department, probation department, etc.), you may be required to have a fingerprint-based background check conducted. If so, please contact the Sheriff's Office to make arrangements for fingerprinting. You will be required to present a valid photo identification along with a Fingerprint Authorization Letter for Vendor Employee. The Letter must be completed by a representative of the criminal justice agency requiring the background check and submitted to the Sheriff's Office at the time of fingerprinting. You may download the form HERE.