In the world today, police checks are becoming more and more popular. People are requesting these for a number of reasons and like the idea of knowing the background on others and in some cases finding out what has been reported about themselves.
There are a lot of companies out there who are now using police checks as part of their hiring process and making certain that the individuals they contract have a clear background before being hired for that particular company.
There are a number of online resources that for a small fee will provide a police check on an individual. You can also go to your local police department where you currently reside or even last resided in the United States, and request that the police conduct a local or state police check or criminal records search. You can even request that they provide you with a document reflecting that there is no history of a criminal record or history to be found on the individual being searched according to the police check.
This is also common when traveling abroad. If you want to move to another country or work for a company outside the United States, it is common that they ask to have a police check conducted. Schools abroad can also ask for this documentation showing that you have cleared a police check before enrolling yourself or a child into their school systems. If there is no criminal record found, then a report reflecting this fact is provided and can be used as proof. If traveling abroad, you should always determine up front whether the country you intend to use the records check for requires that it be authenticated prior to submitting.