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Background Checks

We provide local (Lafourche Parish) criminal history reports at a cost of $5 each for parish residents or $10 for non-parish residents. Reports can be obtained by visiting the LPSO Administrative Office (200 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux), Criminal Operations Center (805 Crescent Avenue, Lockport), or the South Lafourche Sub-station (102 West 91st Street, Cut Off). The applicant must present a valid photo ID.

For more information, please contact our Records Section: (985) 449-4432 | Email

Civil Live Scan
LPSO's Civil Live Scan System allows private employers, state agencies, and other entities to submit an applicant’s fingerprints to the FBI and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety (DPS) for the purpose of positively identifying prospective employees or agents. Background checks on individuals determine if an applicant is eligible to hold positions involving children, the elderly, and/or the disabled. It also verifies if the applicant is currently wanted, has an arrest record, or has been convicted of stalking or other domestic violence offenses. Additionally, it will show if the applicant is a convicted sex offender. Businesses using Live Scan must first be registered through DPS. Businesses are also required to use the Live Scan agency user manual to set up user privileges in the Civil Inquiry Network. Contact Alan Davis with the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association at (225) 214-0018 to activate your account.

Benefits of using Live Scan:
  • Digitally captures fingerprints for electronic submission resulting in fast and positive identification of an applicant.
  • No more messy ink prints.
  • Convenient and easy to use for employers.
  • All information is confidential. No criminal record is seen by anyone other than the registered employer.
  • Background check results usually obtained within 24 hours, as opposed to weeks or months.
  • Background check results on an individual can be viewed and printed by the employer on a secure website. Results will also be mailed directly to the employer from Louisiana Department of Public Safety.
  • Employer can set day for applicant to be scanned at his/her convenience.

The cost associated with Live Scan is $41.00 - $57.50 per individual, which could possibly include:

  • FBI Background Check ($16.50)
  • Louisiana State Police background check ($26)
  • Sheriff’s Office processing ($10)
  • Louisiana Sheriff’s Association ($5)

Live Scan is mandated by the Department of Public Safety for the following business:

Type of Agency FBI checks required? Criminal History Results
ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL YES Non-investigative
ALCOHOL BEVERAGE ORDINANCE NO Non-investigative
COURT ORDERED ADOPTIONS YES Complete w/Expungements
CHILD PROTECTION APPLICANTS-DAYCARES, ADOPTIONS,CASA,ECT. NO Complete w/Expungements
LA JUVENILE DETENTION CENTERS NO Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY  SERVICES-FOSTER PARENT/ADOPTION OPTIONAL Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY  SERVICES-ABUSE/NEGLECT OPTIONAL Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY  SERVICES-PARENTS/CUSTODY OPTIONAL Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY  SERVICES-PERSONNEL YES Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF COMMUNITY  SERVICES-CARETAKER OPTIONAL Complete w/Expungements
SCHOOL  BOARDS YES Complete w/Expungements
EMPLOYERS-CONVICTIONS ONLY NO CONVICTIONS ONLY
FIREMAN OPTIONAL Non-investigative
LA STATE FIRE MARSHAL OPTIONAL Non-investigative
HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS NO Complete w/Expungements  w/Special Conditions
LA DEPT OF HEALTH NO CONVICTIONS ONLY
STATE BOARD OF DENTISTRY YES Complete w/Expungements
STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS YES Complete w/Expungements
LA STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY YES Non-investigative
LA STATE BOARD OF NURSING  HOME ADMINISTRATORS YES Non-investigative
STATE BOARD OF RIVERBOAT PILOT COMMISSIONERS NO Non-investigative
LA DEPT OF LABOR NO Non-investigative
LA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION NO Non-investigative
LA MANUFACTURED HOUSING COMMISSION NO CONVICTIONS ONLY
LA PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY NO CONVICTIONS ONLY
LA USED MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION NO Non-investigative
STATE BOARD OF PRACTICAL NURSES NO Complete w/Expungements
POST SECONDARY EDUCATION- CONVICTIONS ONLY OPTIONAL CONVICTIONS ONLY
STATE BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY YES Complete w/Expungements
LA OFFICE OF MOTOR  VEHICLES-PUBLIC TAG AGENTS NO Non-investigative
RELIGIOUS ACTIVIST NO Non-investigative
STATE BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSES YES Complete w/Expungements
TAXI PERMITS NO Non-investigative
BD OF SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS YES Complete w/Expungements
Physical Therapy Board YES Non-investigative