Citing the uptick in COVID-19 cases locally and across Florida, the St. Cloud Police Department has temporarily shut down its fingerprinting program at the St. Cloud Police substation at 923 New York Avenue. It’s a safety move.

“We understand the frustrations this brings to many who are attempting to obtain fingerprints,” a SCPD release said. “However, due to the recent increase in positive coronavirus cases we do not feel it is safe for our volunteers or citizens at this time.”

Kissimmee Police reported they’ve stopped doing fingerprints here “a few months ago” and have not yet resumed them. The Sheriff’s Office has not restarted fingerprint services and remains temporarily closed to the citizens.

“Fingerprinting is a hands on process and for that reason we will remain closed to protect our citizens and staff until further notice,” Sheriff’s spokesperson Jacob Ruiz said. “Our agency has called around to local privately owned companies and they are also remaining closed at this time.”