Background Investigations

We encounter persons and companies which we are considering interacting with. Before this is done, it is usually a good idea to know the background of that person or company. Not knowing the background can hurt you both personally and financially. There are a number of benefits to knowing the background of those with who you will exercise a level of trust. This could be the vetting of a prospective business partner, a person of interest in a legal action, or the person that you are involved with in a long-distance relationship. These and other instances dictate that you be well informed of the background of an individual or company.

We can conduct comprehensive background investigations which can give you the information needed to make an informed decision. We can gather all the information that you might need in most instances so you can make an informed decision.

When filing out the background forms it is vital to be truthful with every question asked, failure to do so is grounds for removing the candidate from consideration. They may be terminated if they have already been hired. Remember, there are 2 types of false statements, commission and omission. Commission is providing false or misleading information whereas omission is failing to put down information. It is not unusual for an applicant to be removed from consideration because they concealed particular information on the background forms. However, the information that they were trying to hide would not have been cause to remove them from consideration. The act of concealing it however was cause.

Agencies may require applicants to undergo a psychological examination and/or a polygraph exam.

Let Hogan Investigative Services Inc. provide you with this valuable information that can keep you and your assets secure.

Background Investigation is a vital resource for you to use. We specialize in performing criminal background checks on job applicants. 

Our Background Investigator conduct pre-employment background investigations, focusing on providing a quality case report in a timely manner. Contact us today.

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Please be prepared, a Free Consultation for this investigation type may request the following information:

Background Investigations:

  • Will you need these services on a regular or recurring basis?
  • By what date do the services need to be complete?
  • What is the purpose of the investigation?
  • What is your relationship to the subject?
  • What have you done on your own to this point? (This can be very critical to success)
  • Could someone’s employment be affected adversely from the results of this investigation?
  • Will the results of this investigation be used in a court of law?
  • What identifiers do you have for the subject?
  • Does the subject have a propensity toward violence, physical and/or verbal?
  • What type of employment does the subject have?
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  • Describe the circumstances and requirements of your case to us. Please include any and all information that may be important. Even the most minor detail can be considered helpful. (The Story)
  • Are there any limitations you would need to put on this investigation? (Please explain in detail)
  • Please understand that the funding for your case may vary depending on the complexity. So that we may help you, what range of funding would you estimate to be affordable for this matter?

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What is the purpose of background investigation?

A background investigation is conducted to ensure that the candidate is suitable for employment, i.e. reliable, trustworthy, of good conduct and character, and loyal to the United States.

How long does a background investigation take and why do some investigations take longer than others?

Pre-employment investigative screening (such as the collection and review of fingerprints and the Questionnaire for National Security Positions, the polygraph exam, and the background investigation) can take up to 12 months, or longer. Although most issues are resolved, you cannot be authorized to enter-on-duty until all potentially disqualifying issues are resolved.  If you do not provide accurate information or answer all of the questions on the background investigation forms, the process may be delayed. Some individuals have more complex backgrounds than others and, consequently, more time is required to conduct a complete investigation. Other factors that may delay the process are a candidate’s having resided in multiple geographic areas and having numerous past employers.

What does background investigation involve?

The background investigation will include credit and criminal history checks, records checks to verify citizenship of family members, verification of date of birth, education, employment history, and military history.  Interviews of individuals who know the candidate and of any current or former spouse (divorced within the past ten years) will be conducted. Residences will be confirmed, neighbors interviewed, and public records queried for information about bankruptcies, divorces, and criminal or civil litigation. Additional interviews will be conducted, as needed, to resolve any inconsistencies or issues which have developed during the course of the investigation.

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