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Background screening & background checks. We go beyond conventional online screens. Vermont Private Investigators.

What We Do

Background Services

Background Checks & Background Services are conducted to verify the accuracy of statements made on job applications by identifying criminal records, educational degrees, driving history, credit history (where applicable) and other job related searches. We also do due diligence reports on individuals & businesses.

Private Investigations

The Barton Agency conducts professional Private Investigations using an experienced staff and up-to-date equipment. Areas of specialization include witness location and statements, conducting surveillance, obtaining information and photographs for identification, and workers fraud investigations.

Security Services

Security Services and facility security audits are performed. Our employees work with safety and management personnel to identify problems and recommend actions to improve security and to provide a safe work place for employees, customers, and clients.

We can assist you

* Screening applicants to identify good candidates

Did you know that statistics show:

* More than 40% of all resumes contain fraudulent information

* 10% of all applicants have criminal records - most not reported in hiring process

* 60% of requests for college education verification find falsified data

* 1 in 6 employees has a drug problem

* 30% of all business failures are caused by employee theft

* On average over 50% of new hires do not work out


Demand for criminal background checks at record level in R.I.

Kris Craig/The Providence Journal - October 19, 2013 11:15 PM Stephanie Tungate, a staff member in the attorney general's office, demonstrates how fingerprints are scanned and electronically taken when getting a background check. She was set up at the Middletown Police Department, one of eight locations where BCI checks were recently done. By MARK REYNOLDS Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE — Demand for criminal background checks has never been higher in

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Why Choose Us?

Our experience is unmatched

The Barton Security Agency was established in 1974 by Peter Barton as a security service to the newly emerging recreational industry in New England. From there the business expanded to provide professional investigative services for a wide range of clients: corporations, individuals, retail, manufacturing, educational, banking, industry, and utilities. read more..

What Our Clients Say

Background Plus screens our temp force before they are offered a full time position with our company. As a result of this we have ben able to make better hiring decisions based on the information provided by them. ~LM

We were about to hire a Credit manager for our automotive company when we sent the replace to do a background over Backgrounds Plus. Not only had this individual filed bankruptcy several times but also he had been using multiple social security numbers and names. Our organization did not make him a job offer. ~RR

Our company uses Backgrounds Plus to help us with many of our day to day needs such as help identifying who's vehicles are parked in our loft after a snowstorm. Who a telephone number is listed to when it shows up multiple times on one of our outgoing lines and no one claims to have made the calls. ~MH

As part of our background screening we ask Backgrounds Plus to verify education and licenses needed to fill the position we have advertised for. It was helpful to learn that the necessary licenses in the state were not current. ~KD

Our staff must be licensed to conduct business here in this state and part of the background screening is to verify degrees listed on resumes. Once the individual found out that we would be checking the withdrew his name from consideration; when the report came back the reason n was evident. He had attended college 1 semester and had no degree. ~BG

Backgrounds Plus was asked to locate a family member who had many years of separation As a result we now have a complete family and the father of a wonderful lady is on the want to meet her in person after 30 years apart. ~SP

On her deathbed my mother confessed to having had a child she gave up at birth. Because my sister had passed away at a young age I thought I had no other living relatives. Backgrounds Plus took on the challenge and after a number of months came back with the information that the young child had died within months of being adopted. Not the hoped for result but a resolution to the situation. ~PD

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