Cleveland OH Private Investigator & Employment Screening Background Checks | FCIS LLC
FCIS will save you money.
FCIS will help you solve complex problems that plague local governments with our comprehensive investigative and consulting services. Many local governments are on tight budgets and do not have the expertise nor the financial resources to hire additional personnel to deal with their own personnel issues.
We will work with your solicitors and labor lawyers to ensure FCIS follows all labor guidelines and policies and provide effective investigative goals.
We specialize in workplace investigations that include harassment, substance abuse, forgery, workplace violence, internal theft and worker’s compensation.
We are professional, thorough and diligent. We utilize our decades of experience and contacts to achieve results. Our services provide your long-term solutions with uncompromising integrity, quality and value.
Our Investigative Services Include:
- Background Investigations
- Workplace Investigations
- Law Enforcement Administrative Procedures
- Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Compliance Consulting
- Surveillance, Counter Surveillance, GPS surveillance
- Due Diligence
- Witness Interviews
- Handwriting Analysis
- Polygraph Examination
- Financial Investigation
FCIS helps keep you safe.
FCIS provides local government background investigations needed to assure the highest levels of competence, at every level of the organization, both pre-and post-hire. We perform background investigations on all government staff, including but not limited to law enforcement applicants, financial staff, fire department, maintenance and all other staff deemed necessary by local government officials.
Included in our background investigations are:
- Criminal History Check
- I-9 Verification
- Sex Offender Search
- Federal Criminal Search
- Federal Civil Search
- Interview of References, Neighbors and Past Employers
- Local Law Enforcement Check
- Social Security Trace
- Verify Educational Degrees
- Bankruptcies, Liens and Judgments
- Real Property Ownership Search
FCIS has the experience to minimize your risks.
Sexual harassment, EEOC complaints, substance abuse, violence, internal theft, fraud, workman’s compensation, residency requirement violations are only some of the many issues that can plague local government and need the experience of a professional investigator.
Workplace investigations are essential not only to managing the workplace and resolving disputes before lawsuits arise, but you as an employer are under a legal obligation to conduct investigations that are timely, fair, discrete and effective. Properly conducted investigations often lead to important defenses after a lawsuit is filed. Effective investigations will also benefit you in the defense of later claims, including subsequent “backfire” claims for retaliation, discrimination against the alleged perpetrator and invasion of privacy.
When you need a professional workplace investigation or risk analysis conducted, additional insight into the character and activities of your subject concerning a worker’s compensation case, or security to protect you while terminating an employee, be sure to call on our expertise and almost three decades of experience. We will ensure a timely, fair, discrete and effective investigation.
FCIS has the experience to establish proper hiring procedures for police applicants.
FCIS will ensure you hire the “right” candidate for the sensitive position of police officer. Local government cannot afford to hire individuals who are susceptible to graft and corruption. We have established a simplified rating score to determine the best applicant. We use pre-designed questions to determine the character, quality and suitability of the applicant for the law enforcement position.
FCIS will conduct a separate interview, which will consist of forms designed by FCIS to include a drug use statement, authorization for release of information, credit release, medical release and a background questionnaire. Because of our thorough, proven process, applicants have been eliminated due to their lack of candor and/or illegal activity.
Once the above two steps have been completed we will conduct a thorough background investigation. Refer to our background services for local government.
FCIS will help you hire the best applicants and prevent law suits.
FCIS’ years of training with the government have taught us the necessary techniques needed for hiring the right employees. We have participated in numerous interviews of government applicants. We have written procedures for enforcement operations of government agencies. We have learned from the government the various waivers necessary for applicant investigations in order to comply with federal law.
This service includes:
- Development of Hiring Procedures
- Written Policy and Procedures for Enforcement Activities of Law Enforcement Agency
- Interview Format for New Law Enforcement Applicants
- Authorization Waivers for Screening Process
- Interview of Applicant
FCIS will help decrease your liability.
In the aftermath of heightened security risks, workplace violence incidents and negligent hiring lawsuits, employers have turned to background screening for peace of mind and a way to decrease liability. Employers are using criminal court records, driving records and other consumer reports to hire safe, honest and qualified employees.
However, in this age of increased surveillance and security, applicant rights and the laws protecting individual freedoms could easily be forgotten. Through our FCRA Consulting, we help you balance your need-to-know about applicants’ backgrounds while simultaneously upholding individuals’ rights. We teach you how the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) can affect you and what you need to do to stay in compliance.
FCIS is FCRA certified. We will coordinate with your legal counsel. We ensure that you are Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliant, that I-9’s are verified, that the terrorist watch list is checked and an international background investigation is conducted.
FCIS provides you insight into occurring activities.
We have conducted surveillances on sophisticated criminal organizations and our experience is equal to none. We understand counter-surveillance measures and have participated in many cases. We can aid you in dealing with threats of workplace violence, theft and substance abuse by obtaining factual evidence by conducting discreet surveillance operations on both video and digital still photographs. We also employ GPS tracking devices whenever legally permitted.
We pay special attention to all state and federal statutory regulations, as well as private sector liability for unlawful surveillance (civil and criminal liability.) We are careful not to violate anyone’s "reasonable expectation of privacy."
We provide a detailed, well-written, timely report, along with digital still photographs and video reproductions acquired depicting notable events upon the completion of the surveillance.
We are available to be present at depositions with documented surveillance evidence that was obtained in the field. We will appear for court testimony upon request/subpoena.
FCIS will help you identify those trying to scam you.
FCIS will help protect your government funding from unscrupulous private contractors. We will ensure you deal with honest contactors when providing essential services to local government. We will identify contractors that have past associations with organized crime and past financial liability issues. We will conduct top quality due diligence to help protect your integrity.
Our Due Diligence Service Includes:
- Asset Search
- Business Credit Report
- Business License Verification
- Civil Judgment Search
- Corporate Records Search
- County Specific Civil Record Search
- County Specific Criminal Record Hand Search
- Credit Report
- Driver's History Search
- Federal Civil Record Search
- Federal Criminal Record Search
- Media Survey (Research)
- Criminal Record Database Search
- Real Property Ownership Records
- Social Security Number Trace
- Social Security Number Verification
- Tax Lien Search
- Vehicle Registration Records Search
Provide you clarification of witnesses’ observations prior to deposition/testimony.
Interviewing is an art. FCIS has mastered the art of interviewing. We will contact and interview witnesses. This will provide you impartial, objective information. These statements will be used to evaluate the witness’ knowledge of the events and the value of their testimony.
FCIS will help you know if who you suspect authored the document in question actually did.
We will provide you a handwriting analysis on forged documents, falsified records and any other analysis deemed necessary.
FCIS will help you to learn who is credible.
We know that the effective use of a polygraph can assist you in making a decision on the credibility of a witness or client.
- Conduct a preliminary assessment of the information provided
- Interview regarding allegations
- Develop questions to be asked
- Conduct a polygraph examination
- Provide a detailed report of the outcome of the polygraph examination
FCIS will help you uncover fraud, waste and abuse.
FCIS will provide its expertise in financial investigations in order to protect your agency from fraud, waste, abuse and corruption issues.
This service includes:
- Review and analysis of financial records
- Recommendations to improve current system
- Written report of findings