is Ohio's new civilian background check program that decreases the
opportunity for child molesters and other felons to harm children and
other vulnerable Hocking County citizens. This innovative technology,
Web Check, as its name suggests, allows the Hocking County Sheriff's
Office to use the World Wide Web as a means to conduct civilian
background checks for agencies such as schools, nursing homes
and day-care centers.
new technology speeds up background checks by use of digital
fingerprint scanner and Driver's License Magnetic Strip Reader
connected to the WebCheck system. In turn, critical decisions about
hiring can be made by schools and other agencies quickly and with
fingerprint and information from the applicant's driver's license or
Ohio Identification Card is encrypted and electronically stored in the
computer. The computer then sends the scrambled information over the
internet to the BCI&I computer center, which automatically
compares the information against the fingerprints and criminal
histories stored in the Ohio's Automated Fingerprint Identification
Systems (AFIS) database. Within two business days, the requesting
agencies will receive the results of their background requests.
of checks requested through the mail can take as many as 30 days to
return. It may take even longer if the fingerprints sent in are
unreadable or contain incomplete information. The WebCheck system saves
time because agencies electronically transfer complete and accurate
fingerprint images and textual data. The results are available within
two business days.
the check finds the applicant has no criminal history, the program will
indicate such. If the background check finds criminal history, the
program will indicate that information will arrive by mail, telling the
agency that a criminal history was found.
is playing a key role in lowering the risk of violence in our schools
by providing timely and accurate information to those who work with our
children and other vulnerable citizens of Hocking County.
Current price for a Web Checks are
BCI (State) - 35.00 or FBI (Federal) -
35.00 or both BCI and FBI for 65.00
subject to change)