How do I get a background check on someone?
Background checks are done only for Military Recruiters, Government Agencies, and those businesses that have a "User's Agreement Contract", with the Shreveport Police Department, Information Services Bureau. The information will be faxed to the requesting agency, upon completion. 

Background checks are not done for individual citizens. A citizen must request a "Clearance Check". With a "Clearance Check":
  • We do not release any parish, state, or national information.
  • If  you have never been arrested by the Shreveport Police Department, we can provide you with a "Clearance Check" letter.
  • You are required to provide us with:
    • A copy of your photo ID (Driver's License, or any other type of Government ID, Passport, etc.) that must list your name and date of birth.
    • A $20 fee (money order).  The fee must be received by the department before we can process your request. We can either mail the clearance letter to you or scan the letter and email it to you.
  • If you live outside the Shreveport area or you are unable to request a local record check in person, please contact the AFIS Unit of the Shreveport Police Department at 318-673-7122 for information on processing your request.

This information can be sent to:
Shreveport Police Department
Attention: AFIS
1234 Texas Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71101

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1. How do I get an ABO card?
2. Where is the Shreveport Police Department Headquarters Building?
3. How do I report a crime or suspicious incident?
4. Where can I go to be finger printed and obtain a Local Law Enforcement Records Check for employment purposes?
5. How do I get a background check on someone?
6. How do I hire an off-duty police officer for security?
7. How do I make a complaint on a member of the Shreveport Police Department?
8. What is the best manner to compliment or commend a member of the Shreveport Police Department?
9. Where / how do I obtain a permit to carry a firearm?
10. Where do I complain about congested traffic or careless drivers in my neighborhood?
11. How do I establish a Neighborhood Watch in my neighborhood?
12. Where do I complain about ongoing drug sales at a residence or business in Shreveport?
13. How can I find out if a certain person is in jail?
14. How can I get a copy of a report of a crime or accident that occurred in Shreveport?
15. When is the next police exam?
16. Is there a residency requirement?
17. My neighbor has several cars in his yard that are not in running condition. Can anything be done about this?
18. How do I schedule a program for my organization, business, or school?
19. How do I find out about Jail Bonding and Visitation?
20. How do I get a Restraining Order?
21. How do I find out how much the fine is for a traffic ticket?
22. What are the juvenile curfew hours for Shreveport?
23. What is the law regarding child safety seats?
24. What is the law concerning fireworks in Shreveport?