Background Checks In New York City

Protecting Your Interest

We live in an ever connected world that enables employers to thoroughly vet potential employees and contractors, and background checks are one of the most comprehensive and secure ways to do so. It is always important to get all of the information you can on a potential employee in order to avoid the risks and dangers that come with hiring the wrong person. Before you decide to hire a new employee for your company, trust John Shields Detective Agency to run a background check on the applicant. Background checks are essential to protecting the safety, security, and profitability of your business and should never be ignored. Our team of New York City private investigators has been serving our community for over 70 years and offers the most reliable background services on the market. Gaining our client’s trust with high quality work is our #1 priority and we look forward to being your partner in securing your future.

Private Investigations: Protecting Your Interests

Our superior background check services are ideal for:

  • Examining possible new employees previous work history
  • Checking the background of your potential nanny or babysitter
  • Looking into potential tenants backgrounds prior to providing a lease agreement

New York City is a major hub of commercial and social activity. People from all backgrounds and cultures flock to the city for the immense amount of opportunities available to them. For employers, landlords, and others who are in a position to hire people to work for them, a background check is an excellent way to weed out potentially harmful or dangerous individuals from your personal life and your business ventures. Modern technology has afforded trusted companies like John Shields Detective Agency a wealth of new techniques and ability to gather information, and we want to help you get the information you need.

Reasons For Background Checks

It is always good to know who you are working with or thinking about hiring. Our state-of-the-art background checks include, but are not limited to, the following:

Possible Criminal Records

Possible Employers

Address Summary

Address Details

Cities History

Counties History

Driver’s License Information


Professional Affiliations

Professional Licenses

Bankruptcy Records



Current Property Deeds

Past Property Deeds

Property Foreclosures

Property Assessments


Current Vehicle Information

Past Vehicle Information

FL Accidents

Global Watch Lists

US Business Affiliations

UCC Filings

US Corporate Affiliations

Aircraft Records

Pilot Licenses

Voter Registrations

Hunting Permits

Weapon Permits

Possible Relatives – Summary

Likely Associates – Summary

Possible Associates – Summary

All of these and more are good reasons to get a background check. People often hide aspects of their past when they are applying for a job if shady details or past business dealings have surfaced. Criminal records from other jurisdictions or countries can be harder to trace without a background check. If you are unsure about a prospective employee, call John Shields Detective Agency today for more information on all of our background check services.

Fast, Effective, & Thorough Background Checks

Take the first step in protecting what is most important to you by working with our seasoned professionals today. Our background checks are available for $299. For more information, contact our office at (212) 682-6094.

For background checks you can trust in New York City, contact John Shields Detective Agency today at (212) 682-6094.

Why Choose Us?

  • Free Estimates/Consultations
  • Most Reliable In Our Field
  • Over 7 Decades of Experience
  • Licensed, Bonded & Fully Insured
  • Highly Trained & Fully Certified Staff
  • Expertise to Provide Best in the Business