Criminal Record Searches


Pre-Employment Criminal 

Background Checks

Criminal Record searches enable you to make the best decision when hiring new employees. Employers Choice Screening offers a wide range of options that best suit your needs, ensuring you the most thorough searches available. 

Are Criminal Record Searches Necessary? 


  • Ensure employee and customer safety

  • Protects your organization against liability and risk

  • Safeguard your organization’s reputation

  • Comply with federal, state, local and industry regulations

What is in a Criminal Background Check? 

Scanning through local and applicable records can help you make the most informed decisions about your job applicants and give you the information you need to make an educated assessment during the hiring process. Using these databases, records can reveal any potential:

  • Misdemeanor criminal convictions

  • Felony criminal convictions

  • Pending criminal cases

  • Active / Capias warrants 

Employers Choice Screening reports information for a maximum of 7 years. Older records may be reported if legally reported and compliant with FCRA regulatory practices. 

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Our Products

Employers Choice Screening offers a wide variety of criminal background checks, with tailor-made solutions for your business’s specific needs. With customizable order options, we’re sure that we can provide you with the background check that best suits your needs.
Search NameSourcesBest Usage

Nationwide Criminal
Database Records

Thousands of jurisdictions at the county and state level

 A good first step – The Nationwide Database pulls from a variety of sources, but not all states and countries contribute to this database and others may not update frequently. 

More more information, please consult Employers Choice Screening.

County Criminal Court
Records Search

 County Supreme
and Municipal Courts

Reliable and Thorough – County Criminal Record searches are the best form of retrieving up-to-date criminal history. We suggest this search for our clients seeking the most recent information. 
Statewide Criminal
Records Search

State Courts*


Reliable and Comprehensive, while also offering a wider scope.

*note – not all state courts  participate in a statewide records system, please consult with Employers Choice Screening for more information.

Federal Criminal Court
Records Search
 All US Circuit Courts Federal searches are often best used to detect financial “white-collar”
 or e-commerce crime. 
International Criminal
Records Search
250 CountriesBest used if the applicant you are hiring is moving from another country. Fees and level of record access vary from country to country. 

Sex Offender
Registry Searches



 Nationwide and State
 Sex Offender Registries



Often included in our basic packages – Best used to ensure safety of customers and employees if your business works with vulnerable populations. 

If your business is located in California, US, please consult with Employers Choice Screening for more information. 

Global Security
Watch List


Numerous Databases including FBI’s Most Wanted and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), INTERPOL Most Wanted List, and European Union Terrorism List.  Monitor foreign activity, may be required to
perform federal or state contracts. 

National Wants and

Warrants Search

US District and County Courts


 Reveals potential active and open warrants.