Employment Background Screening Solutions
SafeGuard Background Screening provides employment background checks and drug testing services that cover every jurisdiction of the United States and it's territories. SafeGuard covers all criminal and civil courts, all government agencies, and national security sources.
SafeGuard's services are tailored to fit the needs of your business, industry, and budget. We listen to your needs and create customized packages and delivery options by leveraging our cutting edge technology and highly trained staff.
Background Screening Packages
This matrix represents a recommended approach to conducting your research. All SafeGuard Background Screening services can be fully customized to meet the specific needs of each and every client.
The SafeGuard Difference
- Affordable services delivered fast
- No sign-up or monthly fees
- Easy ordering and reporting
- U.S. based researchers & support
- 100% FCRA compliant
SafeGuard provides an expanded scope of background screening services that offer a comprehensive approach to your recruiting process.
Conducting Criminal Background Research
What is the difference between Court Record Searches and Database Records?
There are two primary methods to research criminal records: court records searches and instant database records searches. Court record searches provide more focused and accurate data, while database searches provide an excellent supplement for the researcher to broaden the scope of the search with a wider range of resources.
Criminal Court Records
These searches require physical access to criminal court records (either onsite or via a direct connection to the live electronic court system). Both require a live researcher to research records. This method is recommended as the primary and most accurate method for researching a subjects' background.
Criminal Database Records
Although less accurate than court record searches, database records provide a powerful and inexpensive way to widen the scope of an existing background investigation. Since no database search guarantees that it will find every criminal record, SafeGuard recommends that you use these reports as a supplement to more in-depth searches such criminal court records searches.
Another way to explain this difference is that the court records searches are “a mile deep and an inch wide” and the database searches are “an inch deep and a mile wide”.
Expanded services such as drug testing, driving records, sanctions reportss, and credentialing (reference, employment, and education verifications) allows you to gain a deeper insight into the subject and better tailor your research to the position and your budget.