Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Calguns LEOs LEOs; chat, kibitz and relax. Non-LEOs; have a questions for a cop? Ask it here, in a CIVIL manner.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-01-2012, 10:42 AM
jrivera408 jrivera408 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Jose
Posts: 928
iTrader: 96 / 100%
Default Background ?, HELP!!!!

Is there anyone who has had a difficult background investigation? Anyone have issues with getting responses from their references or past/present employers? I ask these questions because I'm having MAJOR difficulties and need a word of advice from someone who may know a little more. I am ripping my hair out trying to figure out what is going on! Even my own B.I. does not have any advice or information for me at this moment.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 10:52 AM
brl0301 brl0301 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 205
iTrader: 7 / 100%

I went through backgrounds not too long ago and may be able to answer a few questions for you so feel free to pm me
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 2:37 PM
noob_tube's Avatar
noob_tube noob_tube is offline
Warmongering Pacifist
CGN Contributor
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓
Posts: 4,919
iTrader: 6 / 100%

Went through mine last year and had the same issues with two past employers and a personal reference. I had to go speak with the employers in person in order to get them to talk to my BI.
Originally Posted by POLICESTATE View Post
Americans who seek to take away liberty and property from others are not true Americans. You cannot be an enemy of freedom and be an American.

Americans who are not self-reliant and depend on government to take care of them are not Americans. You cannot depend on government and be free.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 4:06 PM
CalCop CalCop is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sacto Area
Posts: 573
iTrader: 0 / 0%

Originally Posted by noob_tube View Post
Went through mine last year and had the same issues with two past employers and a personal reference. I had to go speak with the employers in person in order to get them to talk to my BI.
If your only issue is that some references and employers are not responding...then noob has the right answer. Go and bug the heck out of the references until they get it done. Help them understand how important this is to you. If you have other issues you think might be the real reason it is going slow, you can PM me....I was previously assigned as a BI and can provide you some advice and/or realism if you like.
"Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen."
-- Sir Robert Peel
Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 8:48 AM
eltee's Avatar
eltee eltee is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West of the Rockies, USA
Posts: 840
iTrader: 2 / 100%

Former B.I. and former B.I. unit supervisor. What you are experiencing is not uncommon. People (former supervisors) leave, companies close, etc. Same with personal references. People move, are busy, freak when they see an envelope with the return address from some P.D., etc.

As suggested, do some of your own detective work. Contact the former employers and references to:

1. Confirm that the company is still in business
2. That there is someone there who remembers you
3. That personal reference contact info is up to date, and that the references have a heads up that they will be contacted by a B.I. about you and that their help is appreciated

If you discover a problem, let your B.I. know.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 2:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host., the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.