Delays Possible with Vulnerable Sector Screening

Individuals applying for a Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening through our (or any) police agency may experience longer wait times before receiving their response. This is because part of the screening process involves checking a database, the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) , as well as other databases to conduct a background search based on your name, gender and date of birth. If your gender and date of birth match to a pardoned sex offender record, you will be asked to provide fingerprints to confirm your identity. Be assured that:

  • This is not an accusation of criminality: Prints are used to confirm your identity only;
  • Your fingerprints will be destroyed after 90 days – when the check is complete.  As with all civil checks, the RCMP does not keep your prints on file and they will not be searched for future purposes.

If a potential match is found on our initial queries you will be notified how to proceed with this process.

If you are required to obtain fingerprints there will be no additional charge by Delta Police, however, if your screening is for employment purposes there will be a fee of $25 payable at the time of fingerprinting.

For more information visit RCMP Vulnerable Sector Checks.