The waiting game for a fingerprinting machine

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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 4/30/2013 9:04 am Published: 4/26/2013 8:27 pm

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Records Department is playing the waiting game.

Since February employees have been waiting on additional finger printing machine to arrive. The fingerprinting machine will help expedite the application process and alleviate the backlog.

Major Shannon Clark with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office says the wait for the new equipment has taken longer than they expected.

“We are being told by the manufacturer that is in on order,” said Major Clark. 

An additional machine will aid in the work flow because the department is currently utilizing one machine to manage the finger printing needs in the county.

“If you need fingerprints done then you have to go to your local law enforcement agency,” said Major Clark, “And we are that agency.”

Records clerks say the hold up on the machine has to do with part included in the fingerprint scanner. The piece costs about $20,000 and is vital to the functionality of the machine.

Major Clark says that he anticipates that the new machine will arrive in Tulsa by the end of May.

Lucius Aunko applied for his concealed carry license on Friday and tells FOX23 that the process didn’t take too long.

“For me it took about 15 minutes,” said Aunko, “From the paperwork to the fingerprints and pictures and then we were done.”

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Unwashed Mass - 4/26/2013 11:18 PM
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$20,000 for a fingerprint reader is a crime. The taxpayers are being robbed.
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