By performing a police information check, Delta Police Department is in no way making a recommendation as to the suitability of the applicant for a position, nor should an agency consider the existence of police information to mean a compulsory disqualification of the individual.
What information does a police information check provide?
A Police Information Check discloses more than just a record of convictions. For example, charges that were stayed, or incidences in which someone was a suspect and charges were recommended but not approved, may also be disclosed. The length of time that such information will be disclosed is determined by provincial and federal retention periods.
It is important to note that information contained within a Police Information Check is based, in some instances, upon information provided by the applicant. A police agency cannot guarantee it will identify all information pertaining to the individual.
In order to engage in suitability assessments and conduct risk management, employers and volunteer organizations may determine that they require certain kinds of background information about prospective employees and volunteers. Police agencies play a neutral role in relation to such decisions regarding employment risk assessment.
Before requiring a potential volunteer or employee to attend a police agency for a police information check, every organization or public body is expected to be familiar, and ensure compliance, with the legal requirements concerning the collection, use and disclosure of the information obtained through such a check.
Check for record of convictions only
If an organization determines that a check just for convictions is required, this can be obtained through the RCMP or an accredited private company, by submitting fingerprints to the RCMP's "Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services".
When applying to Delta Police for a police information check, the applicant must currently reside in Delta. If you live outside Delta you must go to the police agency in your jurisdiction. Jurisdiction exceptions are only allowed for pardon applicants completing step 4 of the application (Local Police Information Check) who have resided in Delta within the past five years.
Release of information
Delta Police release police information check results directly to the applicant by mail. The applicant will be responsible for sharing the results with the requesting agency.
Identification must be presented to submit your Police Information Check. We require two pieces of government-issued identification, one of which must have a current photo.
Acceptable forms of identification are:
Photo ID (minimum of one):
valid Driver's License
valid BC Identification Card
valid Permanent Residency Card
valid Citizenship Card
valid Native Status Card
Social Insurance Card
Health Care Card
valid college, university or high school ID (with photo)
We do not accept cards from any financial institutions as identification (credit or debit cards). If your identification does not include your Delta address you must also provide proof of Delta residency (this can be a bank statement or utility bill).
The fee for a police information check is $65.00, cash onlyplease bring exact amount. This applies to employment, adoption, practicum, school, homestay or personal use.
There is no charge for a volunteer, but a letter from an organization stating the applicant is a volunteer must be provided on letterhead and signed by the organization.
All volunteer police information checks must include a stamped self-addressed envelope with their police information check submission.
Bring all the items listed above to either Delta Police Headquarters or the North Delta Police Station »see addresses and maps.
Occasionally an applicant may dispute the result, or wish for more information about the result of their police information check. All requests for information, or complaints about the result, must be in writing and addressed to Police Information Check Section, Delta Police Department »see address.