Police Check St Catharines
The residents of St Catharines can apply for the criminal record checks at the Niagara regional police service. The records counter at the headquarters is open from Monday to Friday on appointment only. The hours of business are between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. During this period of the Covid- 19 pandemic, they restrict their counter attendance to the First Responders and Health Care Workers. All other applicants are encouraged to make online applications. You can call the Niagara police station and get more information. You can also consult us because we are authorized to process police record checks.
Type of Police Record Checks
Niagara regional police service offers the following types of record checks to the residents of St Catharines.
- Criminal Record Checks
- Criminal and Judicial Matters Check
- Vulnerable Sector Check
Police Records Check
It’s one of the most common types of background checks, and it’s intended for applicants seeking employment and any other situation requiring a basic police record check. The following information will be contained in the criminal records check.
- Any criminal conviction in the CIPC record database and the local police databases.
- A summary of all convictions in the last five years
- Any findings of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act
The criminal record check will not contain the following information
- Any outstanding entries like warrants and charges
- Absolute discharge or conditional discharge
- Any judicial order including peace bonds, probation and prohibition orders under the Canadian criminal code
- Convictions that have a record suspension (pardoned)
- Any convictions under provincial statutes
- Information from the Ministry of Transport and information
- Contacts of the local police
- Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC
- Foreign information
- Family court restraining orders
- Any vulnerable sector check confirming convictions or record suspensions for any sexual offences
- Any reference to contagious diseases
- Reference touching on mental health
- Any information on Youth Criminal Justice Act that goes beyond the applicable disclosure
- Any information on cases either withdrawn or dismissed where the applicant was not criminally held responsible due to mental disorders
The Process of Background Check
The basic criminal records check is a name-based search. The applicant’s name and date of birth are used to search the CPIC database for any matching record. If there is no matching record, the results will indicate no match. However, if there is any match, the results will come out indicating inconclusive, and the applicant has to submit their fingerprints for confirmation.
In your application process, you need to provide the necessary identification documents for a police criminal record check. The applicant has to provide two valid (non-expired) documents issued by the government. One of the documents must have the applicant’s name, date of birth, and a photo.
The following are some of the accepted documents:
- Canadian Citizenship card
- Foreign or Ontario Driver’s licence
- Indian Status card
- International student identity card
- Military identification card
- Firearms acquisition certificate
- Permanent resident card