14A NCAC 10B .0107 APPLICATION PROCESS: STEP SIX: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
(a) When the applicant has met the requirements hereinabove set forth, the chief shall cause a background investigation of the applicant to be conducted. The investigator shall:
(1) Verify the accurancy of the applicant's state application form.
(2) Inquire of references given by the applicant concerning his/her character and reputation.
(3) Inquire of former employers of the applicant concerning his/her record of performance as an employee, including integrity, reliability, willingness to accept responsibility and ability to work with others.
(4) Interview persons who know the applicant, but who were not identified as references, to determine the applicant's character and reputation.
(5) Interview the applicant's spouse and/or parents to determine if their attitude toward law enforcement, firefighting and other factors might have either an adverse or beneficial effect upon the applicant's employment by BPS. He/she shall particularly determine that the spouse understands the working hours required of a BPS member and that the employee may be teamed with the opposite sex.
(6) Verify to the extent possible the authenticity of all documents submitted by the applicant.
(7) Determine the applicant's court record and, if a record does exist, include a copy of it in the applicant's file; also, check the Police Information Network to determine what records it has on the applicant.
(8) Complete a form, Report of Investigation‑Applicant.
(b) Falsification of any record, giving false information, or willfully withholding any pertinent information shall be grounds for rejection of an applicant or for dismissal after employment. If the investigator discovers such falsification, the chief will notify the applicant that he/she is not eligible for employment by BPS.
History Note: Authority G.S. 122C‑408; 143B‑10;
Eff. March 1, 1982.