Police Information Check Application Process

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 or in person at the West Vancouver Police Department.


Police Information Check Steps - On-line

On-line applications may not be suitable for everyone. 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 Steps - In Person

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 current, Canadian government-issued identification, one of which must have a current photo and prove your current West Vancouver address.

Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • Valid Canadian Driver's Licence
  • Valid BC Identification Card (with photo)
  • Valid BC Services Card
  • Valid Passport
  • 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)


Volunteer Authorization - if you are volunteering for a non-profit organization or if you are a student currently attending a learning institution, the West Vancouver Police Department requires a document on agency letterhead from the organization requesting the Police Information Check which includes:

  • the applicant's name
  • whether the applicant will be involved with or responsible for children or the vulnerable sector
  • verification that the applicant is volunteering a service or is in an unpaid practicum position
  • the name and title of the person requiring the Police Information Check, as well as the full agency address and phone number