Background Checks

A criminal background check gives you a lot of information about you and the people you know. It gives you the confidence necessary for you to make decisions about people in your life such as babysitters, coaches, teachers, friends or just about anyone in your life. We're talking about people you choose to deal with or let into your life (i.e. knowing what their real background is).

But if you're looking to get into law enforcement, we can't stress enough how important it is to know your background (on record) prior to applying at a police department. The last thing you want is to be unprepared in an oral board interview and get asked a question from left field, and/or explain why you didn't add it to your application. And because a criminal background check can be ran so easy and cheap, we're not sure of a reason not to have one done. Getting the information you need to make the right decision: A background check isn't just for police applicants, they're for anyone that's in a position to have to trust someone.  For instance, to check background could be for hiring a babysitter, getting a new boy or girlfriend, a preacher, a new private employer, etc.  Background Checks are now easier then ever to perform all from the comfort of your own home. As you can see, background checks can provide an array of information for people needing the information. Police applicants should really consider getting a background check done on themselves prior to filling out an application. Forgetting something in your past can get you disqualified in a second. Having something on your record that isn't suppose to be there should be challenged before the police who are doing the background checks see it in the first place.

There are several sites that offer a free background check, while some charge minimal fees as low as $30.  They can be ran on yourself or people that you know under the freedom of information act.

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