How do I obtain a criminal background check for employment?
You must complete a records check form at the Lafayette Police Records Section, 20 North 6th Street between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You must have a valid form of identification when you submit the request for the record check.

The completed request will be available for pick up after 24 hours. A fee of $7 payable to the City of Lafayette must be presented to Records at the time the records check is picked up.

This records check will only pertain to arrests made by this department and this department may release no juvenile arrests, by state law. To obtain a more complete criminal background check contact the Indiana State Police in Indianapolis . They will obtain a set of your fingerprints and a thorough search of the Central Repository System will be completed.

For fees and complete procedures you will need to contact the Indiana State Police Post in West Lafayette, Indiana or the Indiana State Police Central Records at 100 North Senate in Indianapolis, IN.

The Release of Information Form for the records check for LPD cannot be submitted electronically. It must be presented in person or mailed to LPD headquarters. The form is available to print and complete before bringing it in. complete before bringing it in.

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1. What is the number to the jail?
2. Can you tell me if someone is wanted on warrant?
3. How do I obtain a handgun permit?
4. How can I request a street closure for a special event?
5. How do I get my vehicle out of impound?
6. If the required documents to get my vehicle released are in the impounded vehicle what can I do?
7. To whom may an impounded vehicle be released?
8. Where can I pay the fine for a traffic citation?
9. How long can I park in a handicap parking space downtown? I have a handicap license plate/sticker.
10. Who can get a copy of a crash report?
11. Can my kids ride in the bed of my pick-up truck? Can anyone ride in the bed of my pick-up truck?
12. If my passenger is not wearing a seat belt, can I get a ticket?
13. How long can I leave my car parked on the street? I drive it about once every couple of weeks.
14. My house has no off-street parking and people sometimes park on the street in "my space" in front of my residence. Is this allowed?
15. I really hate the color and design of our license plate. Can I cover it with some of that nice looking red tinted Plexiglas to match the color of my car?
16. How dark can I tint my car windows?
17. May I have a handicap parking space installed in front of where I live or where I have a business?
18. How do I register my moped or scooter?
19. How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
20. How do I obtain a criminal background check for employment?
21. Can I file a report directly with a detective for investigation?
22. I have been a victim of a crime that happened out of town but I have not made a report yet. Can I report that crime to the Lafayette Police?
23. My car was broken into and the officer did not take any fingerprints. Wouldn't that have solved the case?
24. My garage was broken into and the officer found some fingerprints. Why hasn't the burglar been arrested yet? Can't you just enter the prints into the computer and find out who they belong to?
25. When the burglar broke into my business he cut himself and left blood all over the counter. Can you do a DNA test and find out who did this crime?
26. Can you tell me if someone is in jail or what their bond is?
27. What usually happens to someone when they get arrested?
28. How is a jailed person's bond determined?
29. How do I get a garage sale permit?
30. Where can I find the sex offender registry?
31. Who can answer my questions about visitation or child custody?