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.
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 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 are fully licensed and bonded.
The Investigative and Security services we offer clients is extensive. The following is a sample of the types of services we provide to banks and retail customers.:
Personal Locates: When companies change insurance providers they often must contact retirees and those who no longer work for our clients. Without current information mail comes back "forward expired" "no longer at this address". We have a very high rate of locates to settle these accounts in a short period of time.
Data Gathering: We provide information for individuals and companies doing Due Diligence prior to making loans or entering into business relationships. It can also include services such as identifying abandon car owners in private parking lots.
Internal Investigations: These include investigations into activities at a work place where a crime may have been committed or a civil complaint has been filed. Personnel issues need a disinterested third party to look into the event and report the findings to the review panel or employer. This can take the form of missing money, vandalism, harassment, equipment and product larcenies.
Negligence and Bodily Injury: Although insurance companies have mandatory compliance when and employee or customer is hurt on a premises we have been called upon to do an impartial third party investigation and witness interviews to aid in the settlement of a claim.
Property Assessments: We conduct assessments of facilities to identify possible safety hazards as well as notify clients of light and signs needing repair as well as obstructions to views of buildings and driveways.
Skip Tracing/Locate Individuals: There are many needs for this service within the business world. Unpaid accounts of people who have gone from the immediate area, ex-employees who need to be located for many reasons. People named in wills or as beneficiaries who need to sign paperwork or are due sums of money.
Surveillance: We perform "shopping" services to make observations of employees, their conduct and how they relate to customers when providing services. This is often requested when managers are not on site.
Personnel Review: Some clients have asked us to re-screen employees periodically. When new members are elected to boards and promotions occur these screens are valuable to those making final decisions.