About Us

Background Research Group, LLC is a company founded in 2007, by two Law Enforcement Professionals, experienced in background investigations. We are fully insured and licensed private investigators with a vast knowledge in criminal background research, insurance fraud, investigations, evidence collection, and courtroom testimony. We are a leading provider of fingerprint services and comprehensive background checks. Our highly trained researchers are able to locate records in every county of all 50 states throughout the U.S, including all local and Federal Courts, and Federal U.S. National Security Agencies.

Robert Edwards, Co-Founder & President

Robert graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice and worked more than 25 years in law enforcement. His previous experience includes: training at the Police Executive Leadership College, supervisor in the Detective Bureau and Uniform Bureau, SWAT, managing the entire Scientific Investigations’ Unit, and Tactical Bureau Plain Clothes Surveillance duties. He has been trained by the Federal Bureau of Investigations in the processing and identification of fingerprints.

Bruce Conter, Co-Founder & Vice President

Bruce graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with a degree in Law Enforcement and has 25 years of police experience working in the Uniform Bureau and Juvenile Detective Bureau. He was a member of the SWAT team and worked undercover for the Tactical Bureau and Plain Clothes Surveillance Unit. He has attended extensive training seminars throughout the United States regarding investigations and the collection of evidence. He also has experience in preparing and presenting cases to the Grand Jury.