For information about obtaining your background check in person, please refer to the information below.

You may acquire a copy of your background check (SCOPE record) for the following purposes:

  • Adoptions
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Immigration purposes
  • Military enlistment
  • Personal use
  • Sealing your records

You MUST bring a proper, VALID (NOT EXPIRED) government-issued photo identification such as: 

  • Any state Driver’s License or State Identification issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Military Identification
  • Passport - with valid date and Visa stamp, if applicable
  • Resident Alien Card issued by INS or a Matricula card

Identification documents that CANNOT be used and will not be accepted:   

  • School identification
  • Health cards
  • Work cards
  • Employment identification
  • Employment badges

Your background check (SCOPE Record) will cost $11.00 payable by:

  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover)
  • Debit Card
  • Cash
  • Cashier’s check made payable to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Money order made payable to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

WARRANT NOTE:  Please be advised that if you come to Police Records Bureau to acquire your background check and you currently have outstanding warrants, of any type, you run the risk of being arrested.  If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, please contact the appropriate judicial entity and have it resolved prior to appearing at the Police Records Bureau.  Click this link to go directly to  If you are not sure which Court may have your case, you may have to check with all courts.

Background checks are available at area commands to the owner of the record only; for example, you can only obtain a background check for yourself.  Payment must be made via credit or debit card payment only; cash is not accepted. 

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