The mission of the Firearms and Fingerprint Examination Division is to provide administrative support and oversee the effective and efficient operation of the Firearms Examination Section, Latent Fingerprint Section, and Automated Fingerprint Identification Section. Oversight includes providing guidance, ensuring all applicable rules, regulations and guidelines are upheld, and all requests for service are handled both professionally and timely.
Hours of Operation
The Firearms and Fingerprint Examination Division is open from 7 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday, excluding legal public holidays.
Services and Operations
- For firearms examination inquiries, please contact the Firearms Examination Section on (202) 727-4416.
- For latent fingerprint inquiries, please contact the Latent Fingerprint Section on (202) 727-4153.
- For prisoner processing fingerprint submission inquiries, please contact the Automated Fingerprint Identification Section on (202) 727-4081.
Please be advised that on March 2011, the Civilian Fingerprint Section was relocated under Corporate Support Bureau, Police Business Services Division. The Civilian Fingerprint Section can be reached on (202) 727-4409.
Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters
Henry J. Daily Building
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 715-7753
Fax: (202) 727-4032