Background checks have become so common place in the course of the past few years that raised eyebrows are more likely to result where there is no background check. The method of conducting background checks have also changed so that District Of Columbia Background Check are now conducted not through the use of personal interviews, but through the years of official records, and when one looks into the advantage of using these records over sending people to make the interviews, then one could truly understand the reason why people now use official government records when making the background checks.
The more traditional method of conducting background checks would involve sending people to the homes of those people who are familiar with the subject of the search and conducting interviews in regards to the person who is the subject of the search. Of course, this is inefficient as it would require a lot of footwork and manpower, not to mention the fact that the target of a background check would usually keep some secrets from the people who are around them, hence, the persons who would be interviewed may not necessarily know everything about the person in question. This would result in a situation where the firm conducting the check had already interviewed everyone but would still not have the complete picture.
In contrast, while the official records could not present the full picture, the information that is sought would usually be found in another official record, and because official records are supposed to be public records as well, then they are supposed to be easy to obtain and use, in addition to the fact that a person could make the request for as many records as he or she would want without limitation. Of course, it must be remembered that these records do not come for free and the person who would make the request would still have to pay for the records in question. These records are also those records that enjoy the presumption of regularity such that the contents of the records are presumed to be true and accurate at all times.
A request for copies of the records in question could be done at the place where the records were made in the first place, though one must note that there are some records that would not be available except from the office that is the official custodian of the records. Thus, the first thing that the person who would make the request would have to do is to make sure where the records are kept. There are two methods with which requests for the records could be made, and these methods would be to make the request through mail or to make the request in person. Both methods would, of course, have their own advantages and disadvantages.
District of Columbia State Police Background Check records are also available online through the use of online databases. Note that these databases are not official sources, but the information presented by these databases would be substantially the same as that which may be found from the official archives, and they could present the information faster and more efficiently.