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Local police temporarily suspend public fingerprinting due to state system upgrades

The State of Connecticut is updating their statewide fingerprinting system and expect it to go live in the next few weeks.  Until then, Greater Danbury area police department have to temporarily suspend public fingerprinting.  The entire process will be changing and local police intend to update the public of those changes. 

People needing fingerprinting include educators, Department of Public Health long term healthcare employees and new pistol permit applicants among others. 

Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation sent a letter to Connecticut's Public Safety Commissioner saying that retailers are  frustrated by the lack of adequate coordination and planning.  The organization called the roll-out of the upgraded system wholly inadequate, producing extended outages.  NSSF called the timing of this upgrade ill advised because the record number of gun sales throughout the state.