March 25, 2020

UPDATED: Court Closures

Download a list of court closures related to the COVID-19 response. (Last updated March 25, 2020)


March 23, 2020

ALERT: Business Continuity

In light of the “Stay at Home” order announced Sunday March 22, 2020 by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, CIC would like you to understand our approach to business continuity and on-going customer services.

Beginning, Tuesday March 24, 2020, CIC staff will be working remotely. Our office location will be closed, however we will maintain business continuity and on-going customer services during normal business hours. Our convenient, fully-automated background screening system is available around the clock, and every order you place is monitored by our team of professional screening specialists for quality control, to ensure you get the most accurate information as quickly as possible.

Note: there will be delays in getting criminal records searches completed because of court closures (see below.) Education and Employment Verifications are similarly affected. If you have questions or concerns, please call 419.874.2201.


March 17, 2020

ALERT: COVID-19 Impact and Response

Corporate Intelligence Consultants is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and helping our customers to do the same. As such, we are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak according to the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). We want to share with you the actions we are taking to help protect our employees and customers.

We advised our employees to follow the public health authorities' guidance regarding hygiene and personal travel, and we reinforced employees who exhibit flu-like symptoms to stay home and consult with a medical professional. We limited business travel and encouraged employees to leverage technology to maintain business duties as we can.

We have measures in place so that we can complete business needs and will keep you updated on our Action Plan. If needed, we will have staff working from home to maintain our level of service.

We have been seeing some closures in various court systems which affect our ability to research criminal records. In addition, with schools closings in certain areas, we are seeing delays in education verifications. This is a fluid situation and we will continue to monitor these areas and update you as information becomes available.

We appreciate the trust that you place in Corporate Intelligence Consultants. We are prepared to take actions necessary to help keep our employees and customers safe while providing the products and services you need to run your business. For further information please contact our office. 419.874.2201

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Case Study: Missing Persons - Personal

Clients call quite frequently for us to locate people who have become unconnected for various reasons. One such client called to say that her mother had a brief relationship with a man back in 1957 and that she was the result of that relationship. Brought up by her mother and grandmother, she was told that her father was no good, that he had spent some time in prison and that he probably ended up dead.

After hearing her story, we outlined what we might be able to do to find her dad. Since her mother was against trying to locate him, she was of little help. Our client supplied us with a name and approximate age and told us that he had come from the Detroit Michigan area. She also thought she had the name of his brother.

Using that information we contacted the Michigan Department of Corrections and found no one by that name or age that had been incarcerated during the years that she was told he was in prison. We then researched our databases and were able to find a person by that name in the Detroit area. He was the right age and he appeared to have a brother with the same name that our client supplied to us.

With our clients permission, we made contact with the person we suspected was her father and tactfully inquired whether he recalled having a daughter back in 1958. He immediately told our investigator that he did have a daughter and had even tried to find her through his attorney around 1980. The man told our investigator that he was retired but had had a successful career as a contractor. He said that he had never been in prison. He also said that he had been married for 35 years and had 7 children. He went on to confirmed that he had had a relationship with our clients’ mother and would be willing to visit with his daughter if she was agreeable. We shared our findings with our client who decided to call her father. They agreed to meet in a restaurant a month later. Our client told our investigator that at that meeting she also met several of her new brothers and a sister. It was a meeting that she will never forget!

This type of case doesn’t always have such a warm and satisfying ending, but those that don’t at least can bring closure. If you have a situation that requires finding a missing person, please give us a call. Whether it is a personal inquiry or you have a client who needs to locate a missing relative, it is always a good idea to start with CIC, a professional firm whose investigators have the sensitivity to handle the most discreet inquiries.

Steve Cotner is President of Corporate Intelligence Consultants. For more information about this case study, locating Missing Persons, or general Investigative Services, please contact Steve at 1.800.573.2201 / 419.874.2201.

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