Kroll gets contract to screen U.S. Customs officers
Kroll Government Services Inc. will be responsible for conducting security background checks for new applicants and those currently on the job as customs inspectors, agents and border patrol officers under a new contract with the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. The one-year contract has a potential value of $5.75 million in the first year. Customs has the option to renew the contract for up to five years.
Kroll will verify the employment history, law enforcement and military experience, educational history, citizenship status and court and civil records of each Bureau of Customs and Border Protection candidate.
The contract is the second such award from a Department of Homeland Security agency in recent months. The subsidiary of New York-based risk management and corporate security consulting firm Kroll Inc. won a contract from the Transportation Security Administration in October to provide preliminary background checks for airport screeners, pilots authorized to carry firearms, TSA staff and other aviation industry employees. TSA is replacing some of the contractors that do background checks after it discovered last year that it had hired hundreds of screeners who lied about arrest or conviction records, including 85 felons.