A Subsidiary of Counter Intelligence Services
Counter Intelligence Services is a consulting agency, offering Private Investigations and Security services. Our agency was established in 1993 by USAF Veteran, Darren L. Epstein. CrewBackgroundChecks.com was acquired to assist our national and international clients in the maritime crew placement industry, by extending our vetting capabilities worldwide. Offering criminal vetting, civil searches, and personal and business credit checks in over 150+ countries. Access to the Terrorist / Sanctions database and offering Passport MRZ Validation. From employee candidate Drug Screening to K9 Drug/Bomb walkthroughs on yachts, private jets and more! We have access to multiple investigative databases within the U.S. and overseas; along with runners obtaining various evidence from courthouses and government offices giving you the ability to make intelligent decisions.
WHY CONDUCT BACKROUND CHECKS? At a minimum… you do it for liability reasons, SAVE YOURSELF FROM LARGE LAWSUITS!
Stay away from companies selling “instant online searches”, those companies are preying on your lack of knowledge. These are all Investigations, not just a search; you need an Investigator to physically research and analyze the data, to report the red flags AI and online systems can’t.
For searches conducted within the United States, we suggest searching Local, State, and Federal databases, due to known issues within the “online criminal system”. Due to government employee errors and agency’s still not communicating fully, errors can happen. Read more about this on a blog article we wrote, Truths behind Criminal Vetting.
Due to human errors within the systems, e.g. (county employees not updating state-level) and other observed mistakes, to include needing to be cost conscious when hiring lower level employees. CIS created a thorough Background Check using various 3 rd party databases. We never stopped offering the more specific county criminal search or statewide criminal search. However, due to technology and databases only getting better, we moved into a more national criminal footprint that is also cost conscious. We can make suggestions, but ultimately you need to decide the threat level, costs, and how detailed we should analyze the candidate.
Very Specific (Country Criminal): Where the crime takes place. County employees upload data to the state.
Less Specific (Statewide): Run by State Police, (it “should” check all counites). Available in 38 States.
Federal Crimes: May NOT show within County or State; the Federal Docket needs to be checked.
Background Check: Our Background Check is a nationally search for (Criminal, Sex Offender, Arrests and Warrants); e.g. you can be arrested and released, that wouldn’t show in a criminal charge. We include an Address History, confirm accurate SSN, include Bankruptcy, Liens, & Judgments, provide DMV MVR records, look to other A.K.A’s, as well as a minor review of Social Media for improper content.
Disclaimer: Employment evaluation should not be based solely on search results. A positive ID requires a fingerprint. Disposition inquiries should be directed to the reporting agency (we use nationally leading databases). Our Background Checks are a thorough vetting of the subject; however, databases can have incorrect input due to human error, or county officials not transferring records to the state law enforcement repository (state police).