General Statement of Policy - In order to verify the qualifications and background of individuals before being hired into a permanent position with this Office, the Personnel Office shall conduct a thorough background investigation for each applicant.
Purpose – The Personnel Officer and designees shall be responsible for such investigation as employees of this Office, regardless of rank or assignment, hold positions of public trust. Therefore, postings for positions in this Office shall contain notification that appointment is contingent upon a successful background investigation.
Procedure - A background investigation shall begin only after a completed application has been received and the Authorization for Release of Information had been properly witnessed.
Initial Investigation - The initial investigation begins with, but shall not be limited to, checks of: Criminal History, Driving History, Sex Offender Status and Credit History. A continuing investigation may begin if the applicant has demonstrated an acceptable background during the initial investigation. Those applicants not demonstrating an acceptable background during the initial investigation shall not be considered for employment.
Continuing Investigation – Those conducting the continuing background investigation shall attempt to gain more information through the following methods:
This information is made available to the public and law enforcement in the interest of public safety.
Any unauthorized use of this information is forbidden and subject to criminal prosecution.