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Police Identification and Administrative Section

The Identification and Administrative Section consists of the Ten Print Unit and houses the MNPD’s Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Fingerprint specialists utilize AFIS to search arrestee fingerprint submissions that are received electronically from a booking station. Submissions are then searched against a database of 500,000+ prints for potential candidates. Following search results, a fingerprint specialist makes the final determination of identity. Additional duties of the Ten Print Unit include providing fingerprinting to the public for civil purposes, identifying/confirming fingerprints of arrested persons, comparing prints in cases of false identity, and comparing and identifying prints of deceased.


Fingerprint cards can be made for the general public. Appointments are required and you must provide a US government identification. Call 615-862-7421 during business hours to schedule an appointment. The cost is $9.00 each and $1.00 for each additional card. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. A fee of 2.3% will be added to credit card purchases. We do not fingerprint for immigration or state handgun permits.

Normal Public Hours and Contact Information

Open to the public: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Phone: 615-862-7421

400 Myatt Drive
Suite 200
Madison, TN 37115


Mugshot requests are handled through the MNPD Records Division. Learn more about the MNPD Central Records Division.


Chris Blackwell
ID and Administrative Section Lieutenant, Christopher Blackwell

Additional Staff: 1 Ten Print Supervisor and 3 Ten Print Unit Technicians.