Local Adult Background Checks
Request for local Background checks can be obtained by visiting the Records Department Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are closed on Legal Holidays. A $5.00 fee is required(Cash Only)
Juvenile Background Checks
A juvenile seeking a background check must come to the Sheriff's Office with photo
Identification (Picture I.D. card or Driver's License) or a parent/guardian may obtain the
background information with an original birth certificate of the juvenile and proper photo
identification. A $5.00 fee is required ( Cash Only )
Statewide Background Checks
Requests for Florida Criminal History Information must be submitted to:
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
User Services Bureau
Post Office Box 1489
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Or access the website at: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/
Requests must include: name, race, sex, date of birth, and any other identifying characteristics. A $24 fee (check or money order payable to FDLE), must accompany each request. This information is available as public record request, Chapter 119 F.S.S.
National Record Check Information
Requests for National Criminal History Information must be submitted to:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
10th and Pennsylvania avenues NW
Washington, DC 20537-9700
Or access the website at: http://www.fbi.gov/
Requests must include: applicant fingerprint card.
FTC-Scam Prevention Site-Money Matters
The federal government has a new tool to stop people from being scammed during the recession. The Federal Trade Commission launched a new Web site called Money Matters that they hope will help the public avoid bogus companies. "For the most part, fraud preys on consumers not knowing what is going on and not understanding what is happening. So, if we can get the consumer educated, it is much harder for the bad guys to convince the consumer to fork over their money." The site is filled with tips and warning signs for consumers about scams. The FTC especially wants people to be aware of businesses who promise to help homeowners from foreclosure. The Web site has information on scams, credit cards, managing money, dealing with debt and individuals jobs.
In response to Florida's ongoing prescription-drug abuse problems, the Drug
Enforcement Administration has launched a pill-mill tip line.
Law-enforcement officers throughout the state continue to investigate rogue
doctors who dole out powerful, addictive drugs to people who don't have a
true, medical need for the pills.
DEA's 24-hour tip line is 888-954-4662. Tips can also be sent to
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations, (HSI) is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody.Click the link above to access the HSI Victim Notification Program.
Florida's Identity Theft Victim KitA guide for victims of identity theft, detailing what to do, and who to contact.
Click the link above to download the Florida Identity Theft Kit.
WANTED / STOLEN INQUIRES
FLORIDA RECORDS ONLY
This site contains records from Florida law enforcement agencies that have been selected for public access by those agencies. Other records may exist that have not been selected for public access. Please contact your local law enforcement agency or the reporting agency if you believe any of the information is in error or if you have concerns or questions about any person or item of property listed. FDLE and the reporting agencies strongly recommend that you take no individual action with regard to any person or property listed in this site and that you contact your local law enforcement agency or the reporting agency before taking any action.
Information provided through this site is updated from the Florida Crime Information Center files every 24 hours.
From this page you can access pages that will allow you to conduct searches on the following categories:
Stolen Vehicle Parts
Stolen License Plates
Stolen License Decals
Stolen Boat Parts
Stolen Boat Decals
In our ongoing effort to keep the public informed, the Desoto County Sheriff's Office encourages everyone to please read or click on the links below to keep informed. Some classes canhelp you earn extra college credits.
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