How do I apply for a Police Information Check?

West Vancouver Police Department will complete Police Information Checks for residents of West Vancouver only. 

Police Information Check Applications can be submitted either on-line (link below) or in person at the West Vancouver Police Department.  Government issued ID is required for in-person applicants.  

Applications are processed in order of date received. Normal processing time is 1-2 weeks.

Completed Police Information Checks will be mailed to the applicant’s home address upon completion or can be picked up at the Police office in person (email required for notification). Completed checks will only be released to the applicant and cannot be sent to an employer or agency directly.  Delays can occur in completing the search if we must verify data with other agencies, if fingerprints are required for some Vulnerable Sector applicants or to confirm a criminal record.

Police Information Check:

On-line applications may not be suitable for everyone as Electronic Identification Verification (EIV) is required. Please review all the information carefully to determine if the on-line Police Information Check option is the right choice for you. Fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services.

To apply on-line select  WVPD On-line Link. 


Police Information Check:

To apply in person please download the WVPD Police Information Check form.  This form is also available at our front counter.

We require two pieces of valid, Canadian government issued ID, one must have a  photo and prove your current West Vancouver address.

Applications are not accepted by mail, fax or email and cannot be submitted by another person on your behalf.

Volunteer Authorization 

if you are volunteering for a non-profit organization or if you are student beginning a student practicum in the workplace, there is a reduced fee.  To receive the reduced fee, the West Vancouver Police Department requires a letter on agency letterhead from the organization requesting the Police Information Check which includes:

  • the applicant’s name
  • whether the applicant requires the Vulnerable Sector Check
  • verification that the applicant is volunteering or is in an unpaid practicum
  • the name and title of the person requiring the Police Information Check, as well as the full agency address and phone number


· Valid Canadian Driver’s Licence
· Valid BC Identification Card (with photo)
· Valid BC Services Card
· Valid Passport – Canadian or Foreign
· Valid Canadian Permanent Residency Card
· Current Canadian Student ID Card (for youth applicants ages 12-17) *secondary Gov’t issued ID required
· Canadian Birth Certificate
· Valid Canadian Citizenship Card
· Valid Canadian Certificate of Native Status Card
· Valid Nexus Card
· Employee Identification Card issued by the Federal, Provincial or Territorial Government (with photo)
· Old Age Security Identification Card
· Valid Firearms Licence
· Municipal or RCMP Police Identification (with photo only)




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