Most healthcare, law enforcement and childcare providers are required by law to submit to a criminal background check. The real question iswhy all employees are not requires to submit to the same backgrounhd check? It doesn’t matter if you are a restaurant owner, a clothing store operator or a museum curator, you deserve to know who you are hiring without relying solely what is written written on their application.
The Easy Route
The easiest way to get a police, or criminal, background check is by asking the potential employee if they would be willing to bring the background check to the interview. A third party cannot go to the police station and request a background check without written permission from the subject of the checkup. An individual can ask for their own bacground check and get a copy. Most areas do charge a small fee for this service. If the employee is not willing to bring their own background check , you can pursue other routes.
Doing a Little Research
In most states, court documents are available online. You first need to search the State where the subject lived. Court document can be accessed from the state’s home page. Once there, you can find a link to the main court’s web page. From the court web page, one can normally search by name, birth date or social security number. If the applicant has put their social security number on their application, this is the best way to search. If not, you can always search by name or birth date but you need to be aware that the results may not be 100 percent accurate. If the person you are investigating has just recently moved to a new state, you can check the states of previous addresses. If you have no success, you have one more search option.
There are many agencies that do background checks online. Again, you can search by name, birth date and even previous addresses. However, if you have a social security number, that is the best way to get accurate information. Most results will give you some basic information, as well as tell you how many files they found on that person. In order to access all the results, you may have to pay a small fee, but it is definitely worthwhile. If no results come from the social security number or the name, you probably have a pretty honest person on your hands.