What is it?
The Police Criminal Record Check is intended for applicants who are involved as a volunteer, employee or in any situation where a basic check is requested (i.e., retail or immigration). This check is NOT intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and/or employment with vulnerable persons.
This check will include the following information as the record exists on the date of the search:
(a) Any criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databases,
(b) Summary convictions for five years, when identified, and
(c) Findings of Guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period.
This check DOES NOT include:
(a) Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants,
(b) Absolute and conditional discharges,
(c) Current judicial orders, including Peace Bonds, Probation and Prohibition orders under the Criminal Code of Canada,
(d) Convictions where a record suspension has been granted,
(e) Convictions under provincial statutes,
(f) Local police contact,
(g) Ministry of Transportation information (PARIS),
(h) Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC,
(i) Family Court Restraining Orders,
(j) Foreign information,
(k) A Vulnerable Sector (VS) Query of sex offenders who have had their records suspended 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),
(l) Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact,
(n) Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) information beyond applicable disclosure period,
(o) Any reference to contagious diseases, and
(p) Dispositions including, but not limited to; Withdrawn, Dismissed, and cases of Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder.
Please refer to pdf Record Checks - Information Reported for further information.
Can I apply?
You must reside in the Region of Waterloo.
$30.00 for up to five applications at the same time. If you provide a letter from an agency stating it is for volunteer purposes, the fee will be reduced to $10. Additional processing fees may apply if fingerprinting is required.
Police Criminal Record Checks are processed while you wait if you have no convictions, otherwise, it is processed after the fingerprints are returned from the RCMP. Fingerprinting is by appointment only.
Where to apply?
This service is available at the Police Reporting Centre, 150 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge, Ontario. Acceptable identification is required.