Local police forces accepting applications for record restrictions

Published 10:00 am Thursday, October 28, 2021

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The LaGrange Police Department and the Troup County Sheriff’s Office are currently accepting applications for Criminal Record Restrictions through Friday, Dec. 31.

Record restriction means eligible records on a person’s official criminal history report are restricted from public view and are only accessible to law enforcement for criminal justice purposes.

Record restrictions help to streamline the process by effectively removing barriers for qualified people so that they may obtain meaningful employment or just receive a clean slate, according to a press release from the city.

Arrest(s) must have been made by LaGrange Police Department or Troup County Sheriff’s Office to be eligible to participate.

Applications are available at the LaGrange Police Department (seven days a week and 24 hours a day), Troup County Sheriff’s Office (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or online at http://lagrangepd.org/.

Applicants must complete a packet per each arrest, not per person, and made make sure to write legibly and give a reliable phone number and email address. Completed packets can be emailed to swhitley@lagrangega.org or mailed to 100 Haralson Street, LaGrange, Georgia, 30240, LPD and TCSO will have the results of the applications available Feb. 1 at the Callaway Conference Center (220 Fort Drive) 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. where they will also host a health and job fair. This is a free service to the community.

For more information, contact Susan Whitley at swhitley@lagrangega.org or (706) 883-2605.