Idaho Falls Considers Background Checks for Door to Door Salesmen

By Michael Klazema on 3/14/2012

The city of Idaho Falls is considering a new law that would require door to door salesmen to get sales permits. Before they can get these permits, however, they would be required to undergo background checks. This is in direct response to the fact that a traveling salesmen was recently charged with sexual assault and burglary crimes in the city. It is hoped that these permits and background checks will help to eliminate the chances of this happening in the future. The importance public safety in this instance is the top priority.

If this ordinance would have been passed last year, the traveling salesman who was charged with those crimes listed above would have not passed, so he would have not been allowed to work within the city limits. Should this city ordinance pass, one way that the city of Idaho Falls could perform these checks would be to hire a third party background check company like This company has several products like their Multi-State OneSEARCH  which could search for criminal records in Idaho, as well as information from four surrounding states. This would give a great overview of the region and could help keep the city of Idaho Falls safer.

About - - a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) - serves thousands of customers nationwide, from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies by providing comprehensive screening services.  Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with an Eastern Operations Center in Chapin, S.C., is home to one of the largest online criminal conviction databases in the industry. For more information about backgroundchecks’ offerings, please visit



To see information about our authors click here.

Tag Cloud
Recent Posts

Latest News

  • December 04 Chicago Public Schools has dismissed hundreds of employees, coaches, vendors, and volunteers based on background check findings. The district recently vowed to re-check the majority of its 68,000 employees after a Chicago Tribune investigation revealed holes in its background check policies.
  • November 29 Striving to create a safer environment more conducive to productive training and leadership development, the Army has recently moved to adopt a uniform policy of background checks for certain roles. 
  • November 27 California’s biggest public school district is waiving the cost of volunteer background checks. The move is meant to encourage more family - and community members to get involved with the school district.
  • November 22 Contractors play an important role in the workforce, delivering services to both individuals and organizations. Vetting contractors for suitability continues to be a challenge, as two recent articles prove.
  • November 21 When it comes to background and pre-employment checks, it can be instructive to look at the characteristics of the ten most massive U.S. employers.
  • November 20 The #MeToo movement is bringing about legislative changes employers need to know about. We review some of the laws recently passed in California.
  • November 19

    Will a criminal conviction show up on your background check forever? In most states, there is a year limit for how long background check companies can report older criminal information.

  • November 15

    Replacing an inconsistent array of procedures, Ontario's government has passed into law a reform act intended to clarify how police departments should handle requests for information to be used in background checks. 

  • November 14 The federal government has vowed to cut its backlog of security clearance background checks in half by spring. Currently, the backlog is approximately 600,000 names strong.
  • November 12 To ensure the best hires, DFWSPF has implemented a stringent employee screening process—one that includes background searches through