NCIC Criminal Background Checks
NCIC criminal background checks are the only true national background checks that can be done. NCIC stands for the National Crime Information Center and is the name of the database that federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies use along with other criminal justice agencies.
NCIC criminal background checks assist law enforcement and justice agencies in such tasks as apprehending fugitives, locating missing persons, locating and returning stolen property, as well as in the protection of the law enforcement officers encountering the individuals described in the system.
The data inside the system is kept up to date by the FBI, federal, state, local and foreign criminal justice agencies, and authorized courts.