Volunteer & Employment Police Record Checks now available Online

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As part of an ongoing effort to harness technology, enhance efficiency, and better serve members of the public, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online process for employment and volunteer police checks.

Available now via the Service’s homepage at www.haltonpolice.ca, the program allows residents of Oakville aged 21 and over to apply for Police Information Checks and Vulnerable Sector Checks 24 hours a day, seven days a week without having to attend a police facility. All aspects of the process – including verification of identity and fee processing – are handled electronically using a platform provided by Forrest Green Solutions, a secure, third-party provider.

“The success of Online Reporting, Crime Mapping, our Vulnerable Persons Registry, and Roadwatch – among others – is testament not only to the growing role technology plays in policing, but to the public’s desire to use it,” said Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah. “We anticipate that this newest online offering will be no different, and we are excited to make it available to the people of Halton.”

When applying online for a Police Record Check, users are guided step-by-step through a series of authentication questions based on the applicant’s personal credit file. Answers to the questions are timed to ensure added security and privacy. In addition to the standard $25.00 processing fee, a convenience charge of $9.95 plus HST will be added to each online Police Record Check. If there are no concerns or follow-up required, the requested police screening documents will be mailed directly to the applicant.

The following criteria must be met for an online Police Record Check:

    1. You must be over the age of 21,
    2. You must have lived in Canada more than one year,
    3. You must have established a personal credit history, and
    4. You must be willing to pay the convenience fee.

If you do not meet the aforementioned criteria you apply for a Police Record Check at Halton Regional Police Service Headquarters at 1151 Bronte Road in Oakville or any District within Oakville. Locations and hours of operation are available on the HRPS website under About Us -> Locations. Those living and/or working outside of Canada must obtain a police check from the RCMP.

For more information or to apply online for a Police Information Check or Vulnerable Sector Check, visit www.haltonpolice.ca -> Services -> Police Record Checks or call 905-825-4747 ext. 4712.

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