What is Cursory Indicator New York?
Cursory Indicator New York (CI NY) is a NY Statewide search exclusive to Commercial Investigations LLC (CI), which allows us to access data in conjunction with the NYS Sheriffs’ Association. This proprietary search reveals misdemeanor and felony information in New York State without requiring an expensive OCA (Office of Court Administration) search for $65 plus financial transaction fees for each name searched.
Cursory Indicator New York saves clients the cost of running an OCA search on 9 out of 10 applicants. If investigators reveal the potential for a criminal record (approximately 10% of the time), they will run the appropriate county inquiry. Most importantly, Cursory Indicator New York makes a 100% positive identification for a subject before additional searches are run based upon name match and additional identifiers (date of birth, social security number, and address) before any adverse information is relayed to the client and subject.
At a cost savings of 30% on average, Cursory Indicator New York takes only 2-4 hours to complete on most searches. When additional investigative measures are needed, it takes just 1.5 business days on average, well below industry standards.
How does it work?
Commercial Investigations will run an Origin™ search to confirm the subject's social security number, name, and date of birth. From there an investigator will check the subject’s address history. If they have lived in NY state within the past 10 years, CI will run a Cursory Indicator New York inquiry to see if they have ever been booked throughout the state.
Is it comparable to the New York Statewide OCA?
Yes! In addition, on average clients save 30% or more by using Cursory Indicator New York by avoiding third party fees that are added when running an OCA search. There are no third party fees when there are no records found on the subject in Cursory Indicator New York.
Do you need to run additional criminal searches when using Cursory Indicator New York?
Yes, but only when Cursory Indicator New York reveals a hit on the subject. Then CI will do a primary source verification to obtain the most up-to-date court disposition data. Commercial Investigations only delivers misdemeanor and felony convictions to our clients. Any violations or dismissed cases do not get reported. When these additional searches need to be run, there may be third party fees incurred.
Will the subject's SSN be identified when booked?
Most of the time the subject’s SSN is included in the Cursory Indicator New York results, thus leading to a positive identification before doing any additional research. However, depending on the jail, there are very few times a SSN may not be included.
What if the subject lived outside of NY in the past 10 years?
We recommend to all of our clients doing a thorough background investigation. If the subject has lived outside of NY, CI recommends that you run the appropriate counties based upon the subject’s address history as revealed by the Origin inquiry. Our investigators will determine the correct jurisdictions to be run based upon the client’s policy and Origin inquiry results.
Does this search reveal criminal data outside of NYS?
Cursory Indicator New York is an inquiry exclusively covering New York State.
What percentage of my background investigations will need more comprehensive inquiries?
On average, eight to ten percent of subject’s will need more research based upon the Cursory Indicator New York results to comply with the Primary Source Verification requirements of the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.
How long does it take to receive the results?
The average turnaround time for Cursory Indicator New York is less than one business day.
Does Cursory Indicator New York reveal reveal misdemeanor and felony convictions?
How is this search proprietary to Commercial Investigations?
CI is the only background screening company who can offer Cursory Indicator New York to their clients by that name and with CI’s proprietary research tiers. This is due to Ci’s extensive knowledge and experience with the data since 1999. CI also offers the data to other NAPBS member background screening companies. Through its exclusive partnership with the NYS Sheriffs’ Association CI has proprietary access to Cursory Indicator New York data.
Is it compliant with the Federal FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act)?
Yes. Cursory Indicator New York is compliant with the FCRA.
Misdemeanor Information ^
Variations of name reported
Variations of DOB reported
Sealed records are disclosed
County/Supreme, City, Town and Village data of all 62 counties
Town & Village criminal disposition data is NOT limited
Does NOT limit criminal data reported ^
Federal Criminal Information
Online direct access
Data is Updated ^
Holidays (days results not available outside of weekends)
Additional fees may need to be incurred
* Volume discounts may apply.
^ NYS OCA has implemented Misdemeanor Redemption—NYS OCA does not report a criminal
conviction if older than ten years without and subsequent conviction; NYS OCS does not contain
town and village data from 1991‐2002 and is not complete from 2002‐2007; within New York
City, cases are updated approximately every 24 hours and outside NYC an average of once a