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Guardian Alliance Technologies adds access to free National Decertification Index

The company says it aims to help agencies more efficiently separate the good apples from the bad

Guardian Alliance Technologies

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By Police1 Staff

STOCKTON, Calif. — Guardian Alliance Technologies, Inc., a provider of pre-employment background screening software for public safety, will now offer access to the National Decertification Index (NDI) through its new software platform, according to a press release last month. The NDI is a free registry of misconduct-related police decertifications as reported by participating agencies.

According to Guardian, this direct access to NDI will allow their customer agencies to efficiently identify bad candidates and remove them from their applicant pool. The company says it aims to dramatically increase national use of the NDI. Although the NDI was developed in 2000, only 21% of the nation’s law enforcement agencies have used it during pre-employment screening, according to the release.

“We are excited to have made access to the NDI a standard part of Guardian’s Free Triage Center,” said Ryan Layne, CEO at Guardian. “This further strengthens the tools available to investigators to assist them in quickly and easily identifying bad apples and eliminating them from the pool of eligible job applicants. We firmly believe that use of the NDI should be, and ultimately will be, standard practice in the industry, and we are proud to be part of the effort aimed at expanding its use.”