Online Background Check Access Popular With The Public

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The addition of online access for background checks has proved popular with Nebraskans who want to see whether a prospective employee, baby sitter or even a future spouse has a criminal record.

More than a year ago, the Nebraska State Patrol put its background check system online allowing the public to check a name through the patrol database for $18.

NSP Lt. John Shelton says if the numbers keep climbing, the patrol system will have run 40,000 checks by the end of the 2014, 40 percent online.

The patrol says that without the online service, a name check can take seven to 10 days. But the online system will provide a result immediately if the person checked has no criminal record.

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