Please beware of any company that claims to do a 100% nationwide criminal database search, as this is not possible by any private sector company or detective agency.
The only government agency that can do a fingerprint based NCIC criminal background check is the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). It is used by the FBI and Departments of law enforcement and even then, they are not 100% accurate or flawless.
However, with the new LiveScan fingerprinting technology, a potential employee or volunteer may have their fingerprints processed by a LiveScan certified vendor in order to upload them to the NCIC (FBI) database for processing. At this present time, this service is available only to government employees, government contractors, volunteers or individuals working alongside children.
Conclusion: An NCIC background check can only be processed with fingerprints, not a database criminal name search.
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Smith & Wesson just reduced its outlook for gun sales , largely because of falling demand for long guns like rifles and shotguns. However, management says demand for smaller handguns like pistols and revolvers remains robust. To ensure that the wrong people didn't get their hands on guns, the FBI started the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (or simply, NICS) in 1998 to ...
08/27/14 8:31 am
Smith & Wesson just reduced its outlook for...
08/27/14 8:23 am
Ninth in a series. While the National Instant Criminal Background Check System remains the only square inch of compromise between the nation's divided gun camps, the costly federal program is failing to keep guns away from the dangerously mentally ill.
08/26/14 7:28 am
Some military installations are now able to run FBI background checks on anyone trying to pass through their gates.
08/24/14 11:01 am
SEATTLE, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Everytown for Gun Safety released a new analysis of FBI data showing that the federal background check system is working in Washington State, blocking more than 40,000 gun sales to prohibited purchasers since 1998 including at least...
08/21/14 1:41 pm
About 10,000 private contractors have access to confidential taxpayer information, but not all were subject to background checks
08/15/14 1:33 pm
Starting today, some military installations will be able to run FBI background checks on anyone trying to pass through the gates.
08/08/14 2:01 pm
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