The Bureau of Investigation is the agency in charge of providing background checks for the state. They offer them to the general public, employers and qualified organizations. They have two types.
The state uses the IdentGo vendor for fingerprints.
Tennessee background check reports show mainly criminal history information and personal details for the subject. Basic demographics like name, address, age, date of birth, height, weight, and other physical descriptors will start off the report. Then it will list each warrant, arrest, conviction (felonies and misdemeanors), incarceration, probation, parole and accompanying court dispositions.
The reasons to use a TN background check are for employment, licensing, certifications, security clearances, adoption, foster care, international travel, insurance, credit, and financing. The state requires many types of businesses to use them in the hiring process.
There are also public background reports that companies and individuals can use to find information on someone such as address, property ownership, other assets, liens, foreclosures, and more. These reports can also be used to check out a potential mate, business partner, and neighbor. Some of the information contained within them will be:
A criminal background check in TN in being handled by the state's Bureau of Investigation. It offers them to individuals, employers and qualified organizations. Tennessee’s court system also allows the general public access to criminal court records through their online portal. Users must have the case number, case style, the full name of the subject, or organization. This system is free to use by anyone.
The state is a point of contact for NICS, and gun dealers in the state are required to contact the local Bureau of Investigation (“TBI”) to run a complete background check on anyone wishing to purchase a firearm in the state. Anyone convicted of stalking, addicted to alcohol or “mentally defective” is not eligible to purchase guns in Tennessee. Private sales are not subject to background checks in the state of Tennessee. So far this year, Tennessee has run 618,059 gun background checks. Of that total, 255,568 were for handguns.
On average 694,101 gun checks annually are being conducted through NICS in California.
TN requires certain types of industries and businesses to use background checks when hiring. Any employer in the state that serves children, the elderly, and the vulnerable population must use them and cannot hire people with specific types of criminal history in the background report. However, the state does not dictate how employers must use them during the hiring process.
The state does not have any laws regarding how employers can use TN background checks in their hiring process. If you believe you were discriminated against because of your criminal history, you can rely on federal law to proceed legally. Although employers can use background checks pretty freely in their hiring process, they are still subject to federal law and must comply with both The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when using background checks during the hiring process.
According to The Fair Credit Reporting Act, when using sites like InfoTracer to obtain a background check report, the information cannot legally be used to determine credit, employment, tenant screening or any other eligibility requirements for business or professional use.
In 2017, there have been 260 victims of online romance scams in Tennessee, resulting in $2.5 million adjusted losses associated with these complaints.
|Age Group||Count||Amount Loss|
|20 - 29||611||570,538|
|30 - 39||749||1,090,398|
|40 - 49||823||1,324,592|
|50 - 59||696||3,634,441|