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Indiana State Police Make Background Checks Available On-Line

February 18, 2002
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Indiana State Police Make Background Checks Available On-Line

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana residents who need to provide criminal background checks to potential employers can now get that information on the Internet.

The Indiana State Police announced Monday that background checks can now be downloaded from the Web site: http://www.in.gov/isp.

The service was created to give people who live outside Indianapolis easy access to information that is now required by many employers. The state police said about 92 percent of employers place the responsibility for providing background checks on the applicant.

"Now citizens and employers can make these inquiries quickly, easily and securely through this Internet-based service," State Police Superintendent Melvin Carraway said in a printed statement.

Without this service, a person needing a background check had to either come to Indianapolis or wait for the information to come through the mail.

The download service cost $22.50, but the state police said it saves people time and the expense of travel and parking.

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