Albuquerque Background Checks

Health Street offers a variety of background screening options in the city of Albuquerque. Employers may choose from packages for criminal database checks, DOT background checks, healthcare background checks, and resume verification. If only a specific background screening is needed, we also offer individual database checks or the option to "build your own" package.

Simply register online for a background check in Albuquerque, or give us a call at (505) 207-2850. Each individual being screened will receive a waiver electronically, and the background check will start automatically as soon as it has been signed. If this is the first time that your company has ordered a background screening through Health Street, then we will also send you an agreement to be signed electronically.

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Albuquerque NM Background Check

Background Check Laws Specific to the City of Albuquerque, NM

The city of Albuquerque, NM does not have city-specific background check laws. However, the city is required to abide by state and federal laws.

As of April 2019, New Mexico adopted two new laws regarding background checks. New Mexico became a "ban the box" state. The law prohibits employers with at least four employees from asking about criminal histories on employment applications. Employers may only discuss criminal background information after the application has been reviewed and employment has been discussed with the applicant. Employers in New Mexico are not prohibited from informing the applicant that their employment policy may disqualify them from positions if they have certain criminal convictions.

New Mexico also passed a Criminal Record Expungement Act, allowing residents with certain arrests and convictions to petition the court for expungement. This law took effect in 2020 and allows the applicant to not disclose the information to the employer.

Statistics About Crime in the City of Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM has a crime index of one out of 100, which means that Albuquerque is safer than one percent of all U.S. cities.
There are 40,049 total crimes annually in Albuquerque, NM, which is a rate of 71.45 per 1,000 residents.
There are 32,338 property crimes annually in Albuquerque, which is a rate of 57.69 per 1,000 people.
Albuquerque has 7,711 violent crimes annually, a rate of 13.76 per 1,000 people.
Assault is the most reported violent crime in Albuquerque, with 5,425 assaults reported each year.
The chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Albuquerque is one in 73.
Theft is the most common property crime in Albuquerque, with 21,024 annual thefts reported.
The chance of becoming a victim of property crime in Albuquerque is one in 17.

Background Screening Stories in the City of Albuquerque, NM

A missed background check in Albuquerque forced a superintendent to resign after it was discovered the man was facing multiple charges in Colorado. His charges included sexual assault of a child and domestic violence charges.

An audit uncovered that about 2,300 Albuquerque Public School employees did not get a background check.

Spokesman Rigo Chavez said in a statement, "We will be reviewing the recommendations and working with the state Public Education Department and other state agencies to see that our policies and procedures, as well as the implementation of those policies in a timely manner, protect students to the best of our ability."

What Types of Background Screenings Does Health Street Offer in Albuquerque?

Criminal Background Screening Packages

Our criminal background screenings for Albuquerque always start with a Social Security Number Trace. Choose from one of our popular options below, including the option to build your own package.

Platinum Background Package - $175

The Platinum Background Package includes everything listed in the Triple Database package, plus:

Court Record Package (State and/or County level).

Build Your Own

This package can be mixed and matched to meet your needs, including options such as:

The final price will depend on the combination of services selected.

Additional Background Screening Services

Our DOT screening services or resume verification can help you save valuable time and ensure that your candidates meet the requirements for the job.

Resume Verification

Starting at $39, our Resume Verification can be ordered to check a candidate's:

Work history
Credentials or certifications

DOT Background Check

The price of this option depends on which of the background check services is selected. We offer a variety of DOT Background Check, including:

Why Order a Background Screening in Albuquerque

What Is the Importance of Professional Background Screening?

In order to make informed hiring decisions, it's important to see the full picture. Background checks can confirm the information that a candidate has provided you with, or they can reveal criminal activity that may not have been disclosed during the interviewing process. Ordering a background check in Albuquerque is a critical step to ensuring you maintain a safe workplace for your employees, as well as protect the team morale and reputation of the company.

Why Choose Health Street For Albuquerque Background Checks?

Unless you're experienced in keeping updated with the background screening laws and regulations of your location, performing a background check by yourself can be risky. Health Street has expertise in this area, and can help you avoid revealing information about your candidate that is not legally permitted in the hiring process. We are committed to helping employers in Albuquerque protect their businesses and save time hiring the best candidates.

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Background Checks for Other Locations

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Different states have different background screening regulations. View our state directory of background checks.

Employment Screening Services

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