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Public Records
We offer a variety of criminal and civil records searches that will help you better determine who your candidate is. We utilize resources from across local, state, and federal levels that lookup background records, criminal records, and as well as court records. This information will help you make an informed hiring decision.

Every screen that we provide is subjected to our rigorous quality control process. Our Public Records Department reviews each civil and criminal record before it is reported to the client. Results indicating a criminal background are communicated in an easy-to-read format and are only reported once KRESS has conducted a thorough investigation confirming that the record belongs to the correct applicant. The record must also be reportable to employers and FCRA compliant.

The County Civil Record Search is a check used to determine any civil actions filed by/against the candidate. Civil records are obtained from the county courthouses. All records include date of filing, suit description, disposition date, entire disposition, and identifiers used to locate the case.
County Criminal Record Searches are available in over 3,000 felony and misdemeanor courts throughout the United States and are conducted in superior, upper, lower, and/or municipal court records as publicly available. These searches are used to determine if an applicant/employee has a felony and/or misdemeanor in the court being researched. Completed reports consist of only legally reportable information; typically including date of arrest, date of filing, charges, level of charges, disposition date, final disposition of charges, and any applicable sentence or penalty.
The Federal Civil Record Search is a check used to determine any civil actions filed by/against the candidate. All records include date of filing, suit description, disposition date, entire disposition and identifiers used to locate the case. There are 94 federal judicial districts throughout the country, including at least one district in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Federal records do not appear in county record information.
The Federal Criminal Record Search includes activity tried in Federal District Courts typically involves violations of the Constitution or other federal law. Such crimes include interstate drug trafficking, arms violations, immigration violations, fraud, and other federal statute violations. There are 94 federal judicial districts throughout the country, including at least one district in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Federal records do not appear in county or state record information.
The Global Watch Search is an instant tool that cross-references your candidate’s name against over 130 worldwide known terrorist and fugitive databases that include prohibited parties considered to be a threat to global and national security. A prohibited party is defined as “specially designated nationals, terrorists, narcotics traffickers, blocked persons and vessels and parties subject to various economic sanctioned programs who are forbidden from conducting business in the United States, as well as entities subject to license requirements because of their proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.”
This search is commonly used to identify persons deemed as a threat by the United States, to identify any risks or associations that may deem an applicant dangerous, or for Patriot Act Compliance.
The National Criminal Search Index is an aggregate database search of over 300 million records from various sources throughout the United States based on name and date of birth information. These records are compiled by vendors from different data sources and are often incomplete. We recommend using this search in conjunction with the County Criminal Record Search. Results can include arrest information, convictions, and sentencing details. Download the NCSI Source List.
KRESS has more than 23 years of experience with the laws and terminology of different states, provinces and countries. KRESS was one of a select few screening providers for the Basic Pilot Program to work with the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security because of our reputation and skill at protecting confidential information across states and international borders. All international searches are performed in accordance with the European Union and Global Information Exchange privacy rights following the proper local protocols in each country searched. We can provide Criminal Record Searches in over 200 countries.

Download the International Turnaround Time sheet for details on available countries, the scope of search available and the expected turnaround time of each location.

The Sex Offender Registry Search, which contains listings of more than 500,000 registered sex offenders, is compiled from violent and sex offender registries in all 50 states and the District of Columbia which contains listings of more than 500,000 registered sex offenders. While data or types of crimes listed in the registry varies by state, the registry consists of such offenses as sexually violent offenses, sexual offenses, misconduct with a minor, production of child pornography, etc.

The Sex Offender Registry Search is valuable because it identifies a group with a disposition for repeating similar crimes. The U.S. Department of Justice identified that the recidivism rate for sex crimes is four times higher than other crimes. In addition, this search provides companies with increased visibility into an applicant’s history. Even though a sex offense may not appear on a person’s record because of time elapsed, they may still be listed on the registry. Please note there are state-specific laws regarding the use of the Sex Offender Registry for employment purposes. Check with your state before using this information to make a hiring decision.

The Statewide Criminal Record Search databases cast a wider net on determining if your candidate has a criminal record, but users are encouraged to use this search in conjunction with a County Criminal Record Search. Results can include arrest information, convictions, and sentencing details.
County Court Record Search
Every screen that we provide is subjected to our rigorous quality control process. Our Public Records Department reviews each civil and criminal record before it is reported to the client. Results indicating a criminal background are communicated in an easy-to-read format and are only reported once KRESS has conducted a thorough investigation confirming that the record belongs to the correct applicant. The record must also be reportable to employers and FCRA compliant.Every screen that we provide is subjected to our rigorous quality control process. Our Public Records Department reviews each civil and criminal record before it is reported to the client. Results indicating a criminal background are communicated in an easy-to-read format and are only reported once KRESS has conducted a thorough investigation confirming that the record belongs to the correct applicant. The record must also be reportable to employers and FCRA compliant.Every screen that we provide is subjected to our rigorous quality control process. Our Public Records Department reviews each civil and criminal record before it is reported to the client. Results indicating a criminal background are communicated in an easy-to-read format and are only reported once KRESS has conducted a thorough investigation confirming that the record belongs to the correct applicant. The record must also be reportable to employers and FCRA compliant.Every screen that we provide is subjected to our rigorous quality control process. Our Public Records Department reviews each civil and criminal record before it is reported to the client. Results indicating a criminal background are communicated in an easy-to-read format and are only reported once KRESS has conducted a thorough investigation confirming that the record belongs to the correct applicant. The record must also be reportable to employers and FCRA compliant.Every screen that we provide is subjected to our rigorous quality control process. Our Public Records Department reviews each civil and criminal record before it is reported to the client. Results indicating a criminal background are communicated in an easy-to-read format and are only reported once KRESS has conducted a thorough investigation confirming that the record belongs to the correct applicant. The record must also be reportable to employers and FCRA compliant.Every screen that we provide is subjected to our rigorous quality control process. Our Public Records Department reviews each civil and criminal record before it is reported to the client. Results indicating a criminal background are communicated in an easy-to-read format and are only reported once KRESS has conducted a thorough investigation confirming that the record belongs to the correct applicant. The record must also be reportable to employers and FCRA compliant.
County Criminal Record Search
County Criminal Record Searches are available in more than 3,000 felony and misdemeanor courts throughout the United States. They are conducted in superior, upper, lower, and/or municipal court records and are publicly available. These criminal record searches are used to determine if an applicant/employee has a felony and/or misdemeanor in the court being researched. Completed reports consist of only legally reportable information; typically including date of arrest, date of filing, charges, level of charges, disposition date, final disposition of charges, and any applicable sentence or penalty.
Federal Court Record Search
The Federal Court Record Search is used to determine any civil actions filed by/against the candidate. All court records include date of filing, suit description, disposition date, entire disposition and identifiers used to locate the case. There are 94 federal judicial districts throughout the country, including at least one district in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Federal records do not appear in county record searches.
Federal Criminal Record Search
The Federal Criminal Record Search includes activity tried in Federal District Courts typically involving violations of the Constitution or other federal laws. Such felony criminal records include interstate drug trafficking, arms violations, immigration violations, fraud, and other federal statute violations. There are 94 federal judicial districts throughout the country, including at least one district in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Felony criminal records do not appear in county or state court record searches.
Global Watch Search
The Global Watch Search is an instant tool used to lookup your candidate’s name against more than 130 worldwide known terrorist and fugitive databases that include prohibited parties considered to be a threat to global and national security. A prohibited party is defined as “specially designated nationals, terrorists, narcotics traffickers, blocked persons and vessels and parties subject to various economic sanctioned programs who are forbidden from conducting business in the United States, as well as entities subject to license requirements because of their proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.”

This search is commonly used to identify persons deemed as a threat to the United States, to identify any risks or associations that may deem an applicant dangerous, or for Patriot Act Compliance.

National Criminal Search Index (NCSI)
The National Criminal Search Index is an aggregate database that can lookup more than 300 million records from various sources throughout the United States based on name and date of birth information. These background records are compiled by vendors from different data sources and are often incomplete. We recommend using this search in conjunction with the County Criminal Record Search. Results can include arrest information, convictions, and sentencing details.  Download the NCSI Source List.
International Background Checks
KRESS has more than 30 years of experience with the laws and terminology of different states, provinces, and countries. KRESS was one of the screening providers for the Basic Pilot Program to work with the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security because of our reputation and skill at protecting confidential information across states and international borders. All international searches are performed in accordance with the European Union and Global Information Exchange privacy rights following the proper local protocols in each country searched. We can provide Criminal Record Searches in over 200 countries.

Download the International Turnaround Time sheet for details on available countries, the scope of background searches available, and the expected turnaround time of each location.

Sex Offender Registry Search
The Sex Offender Registry Search, contains listings of more than 800,000 registered sex offenders, is compiled from violent and sex offender registries in all 50 states and the District of Columbia which contains listings of more than 800,000 registered sex offenders. While data or types of crimes listed in the registry varies by state, the registry consists of such offenses as sexually violent offenses, sexual offenses, misconduct with a minor, production of child pornography, etc.

The Sex Offender Registry Search is valuable because it identifies a group with a disposition for repeating similar crimes. The U.S. Department of Justice identified that the recidivism rate for sex crimes is four times higher than other crimes. In addition, this search provides companies with increased visibility into an applicant’s history through background screenings. Even though a sex offense may not appear on a person’s criminal record because of time elapsed, they may still be listed on the registry. Please note there are state-specific laws regarding the use of the Sex Offender Registry for employment purposes. Check with your state before using this information to make a hiring decision.

Statewide Criminal Record Search
The Statewide Criminal Record Search databases cast a wider net on determining if your candidate has a criminal record, but users are encouraged to use this search in conjunction with a County Criminal Record Search. Results can include arrest information, convictions, and sentencing details.

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