Police Information Check (PIC)This check is the most comprehensive type of police check, when vulnerable sector screening is not required. It is a collection of offence information, including convictions, outstanding warrants, charges and judicial orders available from a local police agency’s records management system and other systems/records where authorized.
This check is intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and/or employment with agencies who require a criminal record check. The agency has determined that a search of sex offenders with a record suspension is NOT required therefore this check is NOT intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and/or employment with vulnerable persons.
If you are working with Vulnerable Persons you may need a Police Vulnerable Sector Check. See this option under Police Record Checks for more information.
Vulnerable persons means:
- "child" means a person under the age of 18.
- "vulnerable persons" means persons who, because of their age, a disability or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent, (a) are in a position of dependence on others; or (b) are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by persons in a position of authority or trust relative to them.
- Criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databases
- 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
The Police Information Check WILL NOT include:
- Convictions where a record suspension (pardon) has been granted
- Convictions under provincial statutes (i.e. Highway Traffic Act, Trespass to Property Act, Liquor Licence Act)
- 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