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Criminal Records

Background Checks: A Smarter Approach to Employment Screening

A criminal records check is the cornerstone of most pre-employment background screening programs in all industries. VettFirst’s Security robust criminal background checks—including all possible county, state and federal criminal records—help companies identify undesirable applicants with questionable criminal behavior.

Criminal Records
Background Checks

  • County Criminal Records Search
  • State Criminal Records Search
  • Federal Criminal Records Search
  • Sex Offender Registry Search

The Highest Level of Accuracy for Criminal Background Checks

At VettFirst Security our cost-effective database search options offer your organization the best way to instantly expand your coverage with a better chance of finding any criminal record information on your subject.

To help you detect fraudulent use of social security numbers, we’ll also validate your subject’s social security number (SSN) at no charge to you, if you provide us their SSN when you order an instant criminal database search.

Like most employment screening companies, VettFirst Security pulls from hundreds of data sources across millions of criminal records, but this is not 100% comprehensive or accurate. Our innovative and on-demand solutions put you in the driver’s seat, providing you with the features and services required to efficiently and effectively manage your background screening program and make smarter decisions fast.

The result: Peace of mind that you’re making the right hiring decision.

County Criminal Records Search

VettFirst Security performs direct searches of county court records for criminal records on behalf of companies of all sizes, in all industries. Our county criminal records results include:

Both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases
The current status and/or final outcome of each case
FCRA compliance, with details reported responsibly per federal guidelines
In addition to conducting comprehensive background checks identifies possible criminal activity through name, social security number, and other criminal databases, we also offer searches of county criminal records based on employment and education history. These additional searches expand your search beyond the SSN trace to identify additional counties where possible criminal activity may have occurred. These searches offer a more comprehensive and targeted option for employers, staffing agencies and more.

State Criminal Records Search

While every state possesses a state repository, due to differing state legislation, some repositories are incomplete or offer limited access. At VettFirst Security, we only offer the statewide criminal records option if we are confident that you receive a reliable and thorough background check.


To provide the most complete state criminal records check, VettFirst Security retrieves information from local indices and centralized state repositories in Puerto Rico and across 46 states.

Federal Criminal Records Search

A federal criminal records background check is a judicious supplement to county and state criminal records checks and is commonly used for employment screening of upper-level and executive positions.


VettFirst Security provides accurate case details and outcomes for 94 federal districts throughout the United States.

Federal Criminal Records Search

More than 500,000 sex offenders in state and national registries have been convicted of sexual offenses and violent crimes. Performing a thorough background check on applicants should always include a sex offender registry check. This helps reduce the risk of workplace violence and potential litigation, especially for companies in the education, healthcare, retail and staffing industries.

VettFirst Security searches the Federal Department of Justice, which includes real time listings of registered sex offenders for all 50 states – except Nevada, which currently has an injunction in place. By searching the DOJ Sex Offender Registry, you get the most complete and current reporting so businesses can quickly identify sex offenders and other violent criminals.

While the searches above create a solid criminal background check, some positions require scrutiny of other aspects of a person’s past and the claims they make on their resume or job application. VettFirst Security can help you vet those people by providing a series of additional reports and verification searches.