Criminal Background Checks

Make informed, confident hiring decisions that protect your business, employees, and customers.
And deliver you peace of mind.

What is a Criminal
Background Check?

A criminal background check for employment details a candidate’s criminal history. Background information is collected based on searches of national, federal, state, and local databases, including felony and misdemeanor criminal convictions and pending criminal cases.

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Why are Criminal Background Checks Important?

Hiring the right talent and building trusted teams is critical to your company’s success. But knowing that you’re hiring the right skill fit is only part of the equation. Every candidate brings a business and security risk, and knowing a candidate’s criminal history is a vital safeguard. An InCheck pre-employment criminal background check will provide reliable and accurate data from trusted sources, to help you make informed, confident hiring decisions that protect your business, employees, and customers. And deliver you peace of mind.

  • Reduce organizational risk

    Limit the likelihood of criminal activity as you grow your workforce

  • Prevent lawsuits

    Protect your company against costly negligent hiring claims or damaging litigation

  • Uncover specific offenses

    Proactively identify criminal activity that is risky or illegal for certain jobs

  • Improve candidate quality

    Choose from a pool of vetted, credible candidates to ensure the best eligibility and fit

  • Shield your reputation

    Safeguard your company’s brand and bottom line from harmful negative publicity

  • Build a loyal workplace community

    Foster a culture of trust that reassures employees and customers of workplace safety

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What might a Criminal Background Check Include?

InCheck provides a robust suite of comprehensive criminal background checks for employment. When you work with InCheck, we help you create an investigative package that's right for your organization.

National Criminal Database Search

Identify thousands of criminal jurisdictions for state and local crimes where a candidate may have a criminal record.

Statewide Criminal Records Search

Obtain criminal information from state courts, state police, and law enforcement records for a candidate’s criminal history in a given state.

County Criminal Records Search

Search county courthouse records to provide the most complete and up-to-date documentation of a candidate’s criminal charge, disposition, and sentence.

Federal District Search

Access criminal records from U.S. district and appellate courts, including charges for drug trafficking, kidnapping, and other federal crimes.

National Sex Offender Registry Search

Search multi-state registries for sexual offenders, including date of registration and current status.

County Civil Records Search

In addition to criminal records, a civil search will provide insight by searching civil disputes such as contracts, property, and finances.

Why Include Criminal Checks in the Screening Process?

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criminal record


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Reduce risk and protect your organization

Experience the InCheck Way

At InCheck, our commitment to bringing you an unrivaled experience is behind everything we do. Our goal is to help you hire with confidence, knowing you have the trusted data you need to make the best decisions for your business. As industry leaders in criminal background checks for employment, we combine our trademark human touch with our deep market expertise to create a positive experience for your organization and your candidates.

  • Nationally accredited and PBSA certified

  • 100% U.S.-based operations

  • Experienced account managers

  • Responsive, friendly customer service

Learn more about our process and our service excellence.


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