What is Pointer File New York?
Pointer File New York (PF NY) allows you to quickly assess when additional criminal record research is needed in New York State. Pointer File New York positively identifies the subject. This occurs because the data being searched usually contains two, if not all four main identifiers; name, date of birth, social security number, and address. Therefore, you know the data matches the subject before you incur any additional costs required to research the data at the primary source (court record) for the applicable conviction details. Thus, eliminating costs incurred for name match only research.
Pointer File New York - at a glance:
- most results available within 2 hours
- cost effective, easy to use system
- drastically reduces costs associated with the NYS OCA search
- tiered system indicates when more comprehensive inquiries are needed
- positively identifies the subject
- includes misdemeanor and felony data
- discloses misdemeanor convictions that might be missed in county and OCA criminal searches
- includes local, town, village, and city criminal data
- New York Statewide Law Enforcement Criminal Data available to non law enforcement entities
- proprietary to Commercial Investigations LLC
Commercial Investigations LLC is constantly trying to be a leader in innovation. Pointer File New York can drastically reduce the cost associated with the OCA for NYS searches.
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How Does it Work?
If Pointer File New York reveals the potential for a criminal record, which happens approximately ten percent of the time, you can then, and only then, run the appropriate County or Statewide criminal record inquiry. This saves your clients the cost of running the OCA New York Statewide inquiry on nine out of ten applicants. It also saves the costs of running non‐essential county criminal record inquiries. Most importantly, PF NY makes a 100% positive identification before additional inquiries are run. This is done through name match and a match on at least one additional identifier, such as date of birth, Social Security Number and/or address. This eliminates unnecessary additional searches based upon name match only and allows for a very short turnaround time – saving time and money in this time deficient and cost conscious economy.
Is Pointer File New York comparable to the New York Statewide OCA?
Pointer File New York is extremely comparable to the New York State Office of Court Administration (NYS OCA) inquiry in all respects except cost. Pointer File New York has been proven to be more effective than running county court criminal record inquiries in New York. This is so because Pointer File New York contains levels of misdemeanor information, which is not usually found in New York County Court Criminal record inquiries. Pointer File New York contains local, town, village and city criminal data not found at the county level. It also contains some Federal criminal data. That being said, Pointer File New York is an exceptional value when compared to the New York State Office of Court Administration (NYS OCA) search where the state charges $65 per name plus financial transaction fees.
DOES POINTER FILE NEW YORK REVEAL CRIMINAL DATA OUTSIDE OF NYS?
Pointer File New York is an inquiry exclusively covering New York State.
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF MY BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS WILL NEED MORE COMPREHENSIVE INQUIRIES?
On average, eight to ten percent of subject’s will need more research based upon the Pointer File New York results to comply with the Primary Source Verification requirements of the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE THE RESULTS FROM POINTER FILE NEW YORK?
The average turnaround time for CI NY is less than one business day.
How Is Pointer File New York proprietary to Commercial Investigations?
CI is the only background screening company who can offer Pointer File New York to their clients by that name and with CI’s proprietary research tiers. This is due to Ci’s extensive knowledge and experience with the data since 1999. CI also offers the data to other NAPBS member background screening companies. Through its exclusive partnership with the NYS Sheriffs’ Association CI has proprietary access to Pointer File New York data.
Is Pointer File New York compliant with the Federal FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act)?