Public Safety Investigations (PSI)
The Public Safety Investigations (PSI) oversees the process for conducting background investigations of all applicants for County public safety positions. PSI coordinates with those who are responsible for the recruiting processes for police, fire, sheriff, corrections and communications to ensure that candidates have successfully met screening criteria prior to receiving employment offers. Public safety applicants must pass a series of tests and standards that may include credit checks, agility testing, written exams, oral boards, psychological evaluations, medical exams, and field checks. The complexity of the process and the rigor of the procedures require a centralized focus to ensure fairness and equity in the conduct of background checks. PSI performs this oversight and manages investigations conducted by contractors. In doing so, PSI has reduced the average time for the completion of background investigations and maintains ongoing coordination with public safety agencies.
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