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Employment Screening Resources® is Accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) for background checks.
ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen wrote the book on background checks. Order here. ESR provides comprehensive screening technology, resources, and legal compliance.
Comprehensive multi-jurisdictional and statewide searches cover a much larger geographical area than traditional county-level searches. They are a valuable research tool that can assist in covering a greater area. However, there are critical limitations. They are not official government records. These database searches are not FBI database searches. FBI records are only available to certain employers or industries where Congress or a state has granted access. Searches offered by background firms are drawn from government data that is commercially available or has been made public. That means that the data is not necessarily complete and up to date in each state, and there can be “false positive” results. For those reasons, ESR does NOT report any criminal history without first taking steps to determine if the information is complete and up to date. In addition, ESR does not provide “instant results” since databases should not be relied upon as a primary source of information. For more information, visit: http://www.esrcheck.com/database_issues.php.
For a state by state interactive map of available criminal databases, visit: http://www.esrcheck.com/statewides/index.php.
The services are available either on a PER STATE basis (for those states where information is available) or search of all databases that are instantly available with our special C.O.P.S. search. C.O.P.S. is our Criminal Offender Profile Summary. Summary Report: A powerful high-speed multi jurisdictional search of state and county criminal records databases.The C.O.P.S. - Criminal Offender Profile Summary returns information drawn from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. The search also has sexual offender information available. The search quickly returns offender information in a condensed, easy to comprehend format. The search is based upon matching last name, the date of birth and the first three letters of the first name in order to eliminate computer matches that are not applicable. Note: In some states, there is no or limited date of birth information.
See National Multi-Jurisdictional Criminal Database Search at http://www.esrcheck.com/multijurisdictionalsearch.php.
A more detailed look at the California subset of the National Multi-Jurisdictional Criminal Database Search is at http://www.esrcheck.com/services/California_Database_Search.php.
Some states have made available searches of either police or Court records through a statewide system. For information on statewide searches and surcharges for some states, see http://www.esrcheck.com/statewide_criminal_searches.php
ESR can also obtain sexual offender registration information. However, these should also be treated with the same caution used for other databases for the following reasons: each state varies in what information is assembled and released, causing large gaps in these databases; studies show that many sexual offenders fail to register; some states do not release identifying details; and some states limit the types of offense made available. For the better accuracy, ESR also recommends going to a state-specific service to get the most up to date information from that state, instead of relying upon a national sexual databases exclusively.See a list of available Sexual Offender databases at http://www.esrcheck.com/sex_offender.php.
Safety First ESR is also pleased to offer a special service to volunteer and faith-based organizations known as Safety First, allowing access to the national multi-jurisdictional databases at greatly reduced fees. In some states, volunteer organizations that deal with youth, the elderly or individuals at risk, may have special access to information from form a state. In California for example, the Attorney General's office provides qualified organizations access to a fingerprint program. To the extent that such information is likely to be broader and more complete, such organizations may wish to consider such options. Information offered by private screening firms may be less then is available from official state sources. For more information, contact ESR for details at http://www.esrcheck.com/contact.php.
For more information, or to order this service, contact Employment Screening Resources (ESR) at http://www.esrcheck.com/contact.php.