Fingerprints & Child ID Program

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Public Fingerprinting/Livescan Services

The Salem Police Department provides public fingerprinting to residents of Salem and any out of town resident employed or seeking employment with a business in Salem.  Public fingerprinting is primarily performed for employment, business applications, adoptions, licensing, and other permits so designated.  Fingerprinting is not available for immigration purposes.

Fingerprinting Hours:



To schedule an appointment, please contact Detective Donahue at 890-2313 or

Fingerprinting Fees

The Salem Police Department charges a $15.00 fee per card for the service.  Payment must be made by check or money order.  Please make checks/money orders payable to Town of Salem.  Print cards will not be provided. 

For people needing Applicants/Licensing Livescan printing for the State of NH, no additional fee required.  A livescan document/receipt will be issued.

Please click here to verify whether you need livescan printing.

Fingerprinting Documentation Required

You must bring a valid form of identification.  Valid identification is a current NH Driver's License, passport, military ID or State issued Identification Card.  Other current State driver's license or State idenfication cards may be accepted.


Child ID Program

The Salem Police Department is proud to be only the second agency in New England, and the first in New Hampshire, to possess an electronic child ID kit. The kit, created by NEC Corporation, was obtained through a  generous donation from the Arlington Pond Protective Association.

The electronic child ID kit is designed to digitally scan a child's fingerprint, photograph and other pertinent details of the child to where the information is then downloaded onto a memory stick for the parent. NOTE: This information is not kept on file with the Salem Police Department. This information can then easily and quickly be retrieved by a police agency should the need for the information be necessary. The benefit to this system is that memory sticks are carried around by more people today than ever before. The older paper book ID kits with ink prints and a taped on photograph are often kept at home. Memory sticks are kept on key chains and in pocketbooks and are often with the parent while away from home where the concern for a missing child may happen.

Child ID & Fingerprinting Hours:



To schedule child fingerprints, please contact Officer Matthew Norcross (Community Services Unit) at 890-2387 or

Multiple family members (up to 10) can be placed on a single memory stick using as little as 32MB. Memory sticks are not provided by the Salem Police.