Do you want to run a Florida criminal background check on a neighbor? Nanny? Housekeeper? Employee? There are various ways in Florida to run a background check. You can complete the background check yourself through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. In addition, you can retain the services of a private investigator or a Florida attorney to perform background checks. It is important to know the background of those you employ at your business and home. It is especially important to run a background check on those hired to care for your children.