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There are several types of worthless checks: stop payment, closed account, forgery, and insufficient funds. Checks that are returned by the bank because of a stop payment, written on a closed account, of forged are all considered criminal in nature, and should be brought to the Niceville police department, along with any additional information pertaining to the transaction.
Insufficient funds checks are handled directly by the state attorney's office at 1-b 9th avenue in Shalimar, Florida across from the Shalimar Courthouse Annex. For more information about reporting an insufficient funds check, contact the State Attorney's office at 850-651-7260.
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Fingerprint cards are provided by the employer or licensing agency that is requiring you to have them done. The Niceville Police Department does not provide applicant cards. All personal information should be filled out completely in black ink on the front of the fingerprint card prior to coming to the police department. There is a $5 per card charge for this service, and should be in correct change, since monies are turned in on a regular basis, and change is not always available. Government issued photo identification is also required (Military Identification, State Driver's License, Etc.)
This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, contact us at 850-279-6436.
Learn how to get a Police report on our Reports page.
Criminal history background checks are available in person at the administration office of the Niceville Police Department Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. This background check will give only information pertaining to arrests made by the Niceville Police Department.
For a statewide criminal history, we suggest you go to Florida Department of Law Enforcement website and follow their links. Be aware there is a charge for their service, however information will be provided to all arrests made in the State of Florida, not just the City of Niceville. For criminal history information in another state, we suggest you use an internet search engine of your choice and enter '(state) criminal history records'. For more information, contact us at 850-279-6436.
If you have a bear in your area that is a nuisance, please contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC)'s Northwest Regional Office at 850-265-3676. View additional information on what to do, how to avoid attracting bears, and more.