Fingerprinting Services are fully restored in Connecticut. Many Greater Danbury area police departments require an appointment for fingerprinting services. Connecticut updated the statewide fingerprinting system, a process that took several weeks and prompted area police department to temporarily suspend public fingerprinting. 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.