Learn about the how getting background checks can become vital to you business and your family’s overall safety, as well as how you can use background check reports as tools in helping you make life saving decisions.

Nanny/Baby Sitter Criminal Background Checks
A lot of people may think that running a background check on potential nannies or a babysitter is a bit overboard. But you would be surprised at the number of crimes and issues that could have been avoided if the responsible parents checked out the people they hired more thoroughly. As responsible parents, you simply want to ensure the safety of your children, and to do this you need to make sure that you leave them in capable hands.

Performing a check on your potential nanny or babysitter is becoming a vital and necessary process. It is also becoming quite common these days with all the crimes and questionable people living around us. You need to know who you are really leaving your kids with, knowing if your nanny had any criminal records, or perhaps a violent past, or even a clean driving record, is crucial in ensuring your children’s safety.
Remember, even if the background check comes back spotless; do not underestimate the value of an actual interview with the person. If you have a gut feeling that something isn’t right about the potential nanny or babysitter’s personality or character, do not simply disregard that.

Doctor Background Check
Why would you want to run a background check on your doctor? But once you think about it, why wouldn’t you. Your doctor is perhaps one of the few people in the world who literally has you and your family’s life on their hands and because of this, it becomes essential that you know that you can trust your doctor.

We would like to believe that all people that practice medicine are professionals, honest, and competent. But you need to remember that in the real world this is not always the case. Make sure your doctor’s professional licensing is valid and kept up to date. There are a lot of cases of malpractice and fraud, so running a background check on your doctor is vital.

Running a background check on your doctor is a good idea, they might seem to be the perfect doctor, but you would not want someone who has had a criminal or violent past treating you. You will feel better knowing before hand if they have any current or past issues with the law, any open or previous cases and arrest. These can tell you a lot about a person. It’s important that you know everything before you place you and your family’s health into someone’s hands.

Teacher or Faculty Member Background Check
A few years ago, a school superintendent of an upscale school district was convicted of sexually abusing a young child from a local middle school. To make matters worse, after further investigation, it was discovered that this person had similar charges in the past, yet was still hired for the job, a job which included being responsible for the welfare of thousands of children.

This had angered a lot parents who pressed charges upon discovering that their children were under the ill advised care of a convicted sexual predator. It was also later found that there were no criminal background checks performed on any of the school’s employees throughout the district.

Ever since then, there have been numerous petitions and requests that schools run background checks on teachers, as well as other school employees, before they are even considered for positions. Employee background checks are not mandated by law and there are still schools that do not run these checks to save money. This is when it becomes important for you, the parent, to investigate and find out just exactly who is left responsible for educating and caring for your children.

Rental Property & Tenants Background Check
This information is used primarily for land and property owners or landlords who want to lease or rent their space to a tenant. This could also be used by someone trying to look for a roommate, or people they can share rent with.

If you are a landlord or property owner, then you know how important it is that the rent gets paid. This is where tenant background checks come into play, ensuring that the tenants you are getting are actually able to pay the rent once it is due.

Another important priority for any landlord is maintaining security and a safe environment throughout the property. It is imperative, as a landlord, that know who you are allowing into your property. Running a background check and screening your tenant is one way of helping to protect yourself, your property, and your tenants. This is a big step in crime prevention. Making sure that a convicted thief or even worse, a convicted murderer or sex offender, are not staying in your apartment or on your property could make the difference in your prevention of potential violence or trouble in the future. This alone is perhaps reason enough to run the background checks.

Gun & Firearms Criminal Background Check
Under the Brady Bill it is clearly established that the following persons are not allowed to purchase firearms. These are:

• Convicted Felons or those under indictment for a felony
• Known fugitives from justice in any state
• Individuals who were dishonorably discharged from military service.
• Unlawful drug users and convicted drug addicts or dealers
• Individuals who have ever been involuntarily committed to a mental institution or have been legally declared mentally incompetent
• Illegal aliens, and those legal aliens who are admitted to the United States on a non immigrant visa, such as a temporary work permit or student visa
• A person who has officially renounced their American citizenship.
• Persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offences
• Someone under certain domestic violence restraining orders

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