Background ChecksWe 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|
|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|
|STATE BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSES||YES||Complete w/Expungements|
|BD OF SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS||YES||Complete w/Expungements|
|Physical Therapy Board||YES||Non-investigative|