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Police Information Check (PIC)

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This check is intended for applicants who are involved as a volunteer, employee or in any situation where a basic CRC is requested (e.g., retail or immigration). This check is NOT intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and/or employment with vulnerable persons.

NOTE: Police Services do not have the authority to run a query of the investigative databank for this level of check.




The Police Information Check will include the following information:
  1. Local police records from any law enforcement agency.
  2. Alberta provincial court records
  3. Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC – National police records)
  4. For positions not working with the vulnerable sector:
    1. Criminal convictions registered in the National Repository in Ottawa, and
    2. criminal convictions not yet registered on one’s criminal record in the National Repository in Ottawa dating back 3 years, and
    3. summary convictions not registered on one’s criminal record in the National Repository in Ottawa dating back 3 years, and
    4. absolute discharges dating back 1 year, and
    5. conditional discharges dating back 3 years, and
    6. adult and youth Alternative Measures/Extrajudicial Sanction and diversion involvement dating back 1 year. Multiple diversions beyond one year are treated on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to disclosing some or all relevant involvement, and
    7. warrants, and
    8. pending criminal charges, and
    9. police files from any law enforcement agency, Canadian or otherwise. (Includes known relevant suspect/non-criminal contact with police, enforceable court orders i.e. a Peace Bond, criminal charges that have been stayed, withdrawn, dismissed, charges under appeal, and findings of criminally not responsible-mental disorder.
  5. For positions working with the vulnerable sector:
    1. Standard check and disclosure as listed above, and
    2. pardoned records of convictions sexual in nature and/or involving children. Disclosed with applicable vulnerable sector consent.


The Police Information Check WILL NOT include:
  1. Absolute and conditional discharges, when completed
  2. Convictions where a record suspension (pardon) has been granted
  3. Convictions under provincial statutes (i.e. Highway Traffic Act, Trespass to Property Act, Gaming and Liquor Control Act)
  4. Local police contact
  5. Alberta Transportation information
  6. Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC
  7. Family Court Restraining Orders
  8. Foreign information
  9. 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)
  10. Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact
  11. Diversions will not be released as police contact and no reference to the occurrence is permitted (CC S. 717.4)
  12. Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) information beyond applicable disclosure period