Police Information Check (PIC)This check is intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and/or employment with agencies who require a Police Criminal Record Check along with local police involvement. The agency has determined that a search of pardoned sex offenders or contacts relating to mental health apprehensions is not required; therefore this check is NOT intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and /or employment with vulnerable persons.
Police Information Checks will include:
- Criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databases and Summary convictions, for five years, when identified.
- Findings of Guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period.
- Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants, judicial orders, Peace Bonds, Probation and Prohibition Orders. As per CPIC policy, information obtained from the Investigative Databank must be confirmed and authorized for release by the contributing agency.
- Absolute and conditional discharges for 1 or 3 years respectively.
Police Information Checks will NOT include:
- Summary convictions from another jurisdiction may not be disclosed.
- Convictions where a record suspension has been granted.
- Convictions under provincial statutes.
- Local police contact.
- Ministry of Transportation information (PARIS).
- Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC.
- Family Court restraining orders.
- Foreign information.
- A Vulnerable Sector (VS) Query to ascertain if the applicant has been convicted of and granted a record suspension for any of the sexual offences that are listed in the schedule to the Criminal Records Act (CRA).
- Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact.
- Diversions will not be released as police contact and no reference to the occurrence is permitted (CC S. 717.4).
- Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) information beyond applicable disclosure period.
- Any reference to contagious diseases.
- Dispositions including, but not limited to, Withdrawn, Dismissed, and cases of Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder.
Self-DeclarationSelf-declaration of a criminal record is a process where you may declare your adult criminal record convictions to the police service.
Do NOT declare:
- A conviction for which you have received a pardon.
- A conviction where you were a “young person”.
- Absolute or Conditional Discharges.
- Any offences where you were not convicted.
- Provincial or municipal offences.
- Any charges dealt with outside of Canada.