criminal record checks


Searchlight’s Criminal Record Check service gives employers full access to a candidate’s criminal record information. We are one of only a few accredited and licensed companies that can provide criminal record checks in South Africa.

It is a legal requirement that criminal record checks performed during our background screening process be done with the use of a set of fingerprints that have been digitally captured. To capture these fingerprints, we make use of a fingerprint reading device known as an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).

The candidate’s fingerprints are then scanned and matched electronically to the South African Police Services database. Our fingerprint scanning staff will travel to your premises to capture fingerprints of candidates, or alternatively, they are welcome to visit us at our offices to have their fingerprints scanned.

Once we have received the criminal record check feedback, we pass the report on to the client. With this information at hand, employers can make an informed hiring decision, limiting the organisation’s exposure to candidates with an iniquitous past or nefarious intentions.

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