VENDOR BADGE INFORMATIONWelcome to the Duval County School Police website for Vendor badge processingThe Location for Vendor Badge Pick-Up has Changed!Vendor Badge pick-up is now located at:7100 Powers AvenueJacksonville, FL 32217
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWhy do I have to get a badge?
On May 2, 2005 the Jessica Lunsford Act was signed into legislation in the state of Florida. This Act provided several safeguards to protect Florida's children from sexual predators and offenders. In addition to toughening the regulation of registered offenders, this Act expanded the background check requirements for school districts to include all contracted workers and consultants. This law enables the school district to better protect the children in its care. In addition, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains a database to track arrests of school district employees and contractors and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement automatically notifies the school districts when an employee or contractor is arrested. This new tracking system will help ensure that the children in our schools remain safe.
Who has to get a badge?
All vendors who receive payment for services rendered to the school district are required by F.S 1012.467 to complete a Level 2 background screening check.
A vendor is an individual, contractor, subcontractor and its employees or a company under contract with a school or with the school board, who is not considered an employee of the school district.
Where do I go to get a badge?
The Duval County School District uses an online fingerprint provider called Fieldprint. To register and request a badge, please go to https://florida.fieldprint.com . You will need the codes below to obtain badges.If the correct Fieldprint code is not used, the district will not receive your fingerprint results and you will have to pay again to obtain a badge.Fingerprinting Fieldprint Code:FPDCPSV (New vendor / Expired Badge)Badge Only Fieldprint code:FPDCPSVB (if you have current fieldprint duval county badge and need replacement)FSSR Badge Only Fieldprint code:FPDCPSVFSSRBadge (if you already have a statewide badge and need replacement)FSSR Registration Fieldprint code:FPDCPSVFSSR (if you already have a statewide badge but need to register in Duval County)
When will I get my badge?
Badges are issued when the applicant completes a Level 2 background check and is cleared to work. Before the badge is issued, a Form I-9 is required from the applicant’s employer to prove the applicant’s employment eligibility to work. The Form I-9 is sent to the school district, it is not to be taken to the location where you are to be fingerprinted.
Once all documentation is received by the School Police Department at 1720 Lansdowne Drive the badge will be processed and delivered to the School Police Department in 10-14 days. Please call 904-858-6100 before you come to pick up your badge to confirm that it has been delivered.
Why was I denied a badge?
- If the vendors background check shows an arrest charge, but did not have adequate information which would indicate how the arrest charges were resolved by the court, a letter will be sent to the vendor to provide necessary documentation of the arrest charge. A badge will not be issued until a favorable disposition is received.
- if the vendor is convicted of a disqualifying offense, he/she will not receive a badge to work on school district property.
Disqualifying offenses include violations of Florida State Statutes:
No refunds will be given if the vendor does not meet the qualifications for a badge.How much does a badge cost?
The cost of a badge is $83.75, (cost effective October 1, 2016) and this includes the fingerprinting and badge. The badge will automatically expire 5 years from the date of the initial fingerprinting.
The cost of a replacement badge is $10.00.
Why do I have to do this every 5 years?
When the vendor is fingerprinted, his/her results are in the Florida Shared School Results System (FSSR) for 5 years. Once the 5 years are up, the fingerprint results are automatically purged. Each vendor must re-apply so that their information is once again entered into the system. The FSSR is the resource all district use to verify eligibility to work on school district property, and alerts if a vendor is arrested.
What if I have a statewide badge?
If a vendor received a Florida Statewide badge from another school district, he/she will have to register with the Duval County School District that they already have a badge. The vendor’s results will be reviewed and the vendor must provide a photo copy of their statewide badge and a valid Form I-9 verifying eligibility to work. There is no cost to register with the Duval County School District that you already have a statewide badge.
Where can I find the instructions to complete this process?
Click the link at the top of the page for complete instructions on obtaining a Vendor Badge for Duval County.
The items that will be required for the fingerprinting process are listed in the instructions. It includes the types of identification, payment, and the fingerprinting locations.
For more information please contact Yvonne Downer