Earlier this month I had an interview with the department I want to work for, passed it and was sent to do the physical agility test, passed that as well and was told it would now be sent in for a background investigation. I had a few questions from those of you who may be involved in the candidate background investigation process: 1) They said it typically takes 1-2 months to complete the check, is this an average time frame? 2) Out of my 5 jobs I listed on the BI packet, 2 of the companies have gone out of business. For company 1, who was my main employer for 4 1/2 years, the owner, who I listed as my direct supervisor evidently went and sunk another company after he lost the one I worked for. He has become rather hard to find (avoiding lawsuits/creditors). No one i've talked to that used to work with him know if he is even still around or are able to contact him. I have a few other people on the application who I worked with from the company, several were managers, just not a supervisor of mine. Another company also went out of business but luckily I have the home number of the manager that was there when I was layed off. Do you think this will cause a delay or problem in being able to research my past employment? My other jobs are all still in operation and I know all of the owners/managers will give me a good recommendation as they have known what i'm up to getting into an LEO job. 3) My driving history is very clean, i'm 30 with a single ticket for "driving in fog without headlights". I fought it in court and had adjudication withheld and paid the fine, date was DEC2008. Any issues with this? 4) Financially, I did a credit report and have a score of 693. The past year has been tough on my wife and I after I became unemployed so we do carry some debt. We have a few credit cards with balances, but everything is current. My only ding is I let my mortgage payment go for a 30 day period last summer when we had a major household problem. Since then it has been current without fail, and has been current for the past 6 years other than that single event. No bad checks. 5) No criminal history, no drug use, don't drink, don't smoke. I'm very boring in this aspect. 6) They asked for past landlords, one had an issue with my wife and I after he decided to sell the house we were in and advertised it as being "rented with solid tenants". We decided to buy our own house after learning he was selling and moved. He was not happy as it evidently affected a sale contract he was drawing up, had some problems getting our security deposit back as he wanted to give us a hard time for messing up his sale. We were past our orginal lease agreement and were renting month to month at that point so we did not break a lease. Do you think they will contact my past landlords and could his animosity towards me cause a problem? Any other insight into what they look into for a background investigation? Thanks all!