Martin Investigative Services
Employment Background Checks

Learn more about Employment Background Checks

Our Background Checks are Performed and Reviewed by former Federal agents.

 What is a Background Search

When you are ready to hire individuals for your business, it is important to screen them thoroughly and adequately.
Drug tests, criminal records, driving records, education, and credit checks can be more controversial after a hire, so it’s good to check before hiring.

Martin Investigative Services processes pre-hire background checks for you, and former supervisory Federal agents review all results.
We often collect information on applicants that other companies and services miss.

Call (800) 577-1080 for a Background Check- no-fee consultation

Employment background checks

are required fare in today’s world.

But can you do it? What’s required?

Here’s what you need to know:

Permission of the employee.

background check is essential when finding someone of the right fit for your company.

However, according to the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, you must get the potential employee’s permission before obtaining records.

Most employers will obtain the education, military service, and medical records.

Let us do the vetting for you.

The rest is up to us. We will contact past employers to help you determine if the potential employee is right for your company and do background checks.

And we do so with professionalism and the appropriate authorization.


If you are an employer, consider doing pre-screening for all employees before you hire to avoid the appearance of favoritism.

We know the best way to process pre-hire background checks.

Former supervisory-level Federal agents.

We have the experience, professionalism, and know-how to take your pre-employment and employment screening process to the next level – providing thorough, complete investigations.

Our staff comprises former supervisory-level Federal agents (from agencies including DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service).

Case Study: Background Checks

Mission Viejo Background Check

A private party met with us in our Mission Viejo office and wanted to investigate a candidate running for political office.


Our private investigators ran a thorough background check and performed surveillance.

We discovered that the subject was not living in the district in which he was running and having an affair.

As a result, this person dropped out of the race.

The private investigators at Martin Investigative Services provide background checks , surveillance services and criminal background checks for many reasons. We are experts at producing results. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation.

Completing Background Checks in all fifty states

Ready to start a background check with MartinPI? It’s the best step you can take! Call 1-800-577-1080.

Corporate Investigation

Stop employee theft.

Do you think your employees are stealing from you? Do you suspect them of illegal activities at work? Are they sleeping on the job?

There is a relatively simple solution to your problem: Our interrogation and interview services get results quickly.  All information gathered is court-admissible.

Prevent corporate espionage.

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, corporate espionage is commonplace.

We offer full investigations that maintain the integrity of your business security, and include bug sweeps, surveillance, interrogations of employees, and more.

Client Testimonials

I’ve represented individuals and businesses (international and local) for close to fifty years, and I’ve called on Martin Investigative Services more times than I can count, often on a rush basis, for help throughout the world, on a number of different types of assignments.  I’ve never been disappointed.  I’ve always received swift, cost-effective and USEFUL information, which has wound up “saving the bacon” of our clients and making us shine in their eyes.  I recommend them without any reservation.

Peter M. Callahan

Attorney at Law Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill, LLP

Martin Investigative Services is truly one of the best run organizations we have worked with. Fair, efficient and professional. Tom Martin in particular exudes confidence and experience and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. That’s something we can rely on.

Marcia Bankoff

Organizational Resources Specialist, Kreative Webworks, Inc.

Successful people know that to be the best, you model the best. I cannot recommend Martin PI any higher! In a five-minute conversation with experienced people you can save thousands by bypassing sales types. They do this by cutting directly to the heart based on years and years of passionate pursuit of best practices and adding massive value to their clients. They are an invaluable part of my team and Tom is my most valued mentor!

Jason Sisneros

Author of Destiny's Doorstep

Martin Investigative Services has performed background checks, private investigation, surveillance and bug sweeps for our clients.  They have also served difficult process in lawsuits.  They have performed unquestionably and unfailingly to perfection.  We will always call Martin first – and hope he hasn’t been called yet by the other side!

Lisa & Bruce Hughes

Hughes and Hughes, LLP

We have used Martin Investigative Services for three decades. Their work is exemplary; reports are perfect and their testimony is very professional, with great judge and jury appeal. We will not use anyone else for our investigations.

Steven Silverstein

Former Orange County Trial Lawyer, Association Trial Lawyer of the Year

It has been my pleasure to work with Martin Investigative Services over the past 30 plus years on many investigations as well as other security related matters.  When I need answers and I need them fast I know that a simple call will get me answers that are succinct, current and coming from a supremely knowledgeable source.

Bill Bancroft

President & CEO Patrol One