COVID-19 Police Information Checks and Fingerprinting Services now available

As of Monday, June 8, 2020, Police Information Checks and Fingerprinting Services are once again available. Please call ahead for fingerprinting appointments and download and complete all application forms prior to attendance.

Police Information Check Types

Police Information Check - Non-Vulnerable Sector (PIC)

This employer-requested check is intended for applicants who are not working with the vulnerable sector. The West Vancouver Police Department provides this service to residents of the District of West Vancouver only.

The Police Information Check will include the following information: 

  • Criminal convictions from CPIC, local police databases or JUSTIN
  • Summary convictions
  • Findings of Guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period
  • Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants, judicial orders, Peace Bonds, Probation and Prohibition Orders. As per CPIC policy, information obtained from the Investigative Databank must be confirmed and authorized for release by the contributing agency
  • Absolute and conditional discharges for 1 or 3 years respectively

 

The Police Information Check WILL NOT include: 

  • Convictions where a record suspension has been granted
  • Convictions under provincial statutes
  • Local, adverse police contact
  • Traffic violations, including roadside suspensions
  • Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC
  • Family Court restraining orders
  • Foreign information
  • A Vulnerable Sector (VS) Query to ascertain if the applicant has been convicted of and granted a record suspension for any of the sexual offences that are listed in the schedule to the Criminal Records Act (CRA)
  • Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact
  • Diversions will not be released as police contact and no reference to the occurrence is permitted(CCS.717.4)
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) information beyond applicable disclosure period
  • Any reference to contagious diseases
  • Dispositions including, but not limited to, Stay of Proceedings, Withdrawn, Dismissed, Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder, Acquittals and Not Guilty findings.

In cases where non-discloseable information indicates a significant threat to public safety, police agencies may either refuse to complete the check or take action under their duty-to-warn responsibilities.

Police Information Check – Vulnerable Sector (PIC-VS)

This check is intended for applicants seeking employment and/or volunteer positions responsible for vulnerable persons. The West Vancouver Police Department provides this service to residents of the District of West Vancouver only.

This service is a collection of offence information, including convictions, outstanding warrants, charges, judicial orders, non-convictions and adverse police contact information available from our records management system and other systems/records where authorized.

This check will include sexual offence convictions for which the individual has received a record suspension, subject to authorization by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

The Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (PIC-VS) will include the following information:

  • Criminal convictions (summary and indictable) from CPIC, local databases or JUSTIN, and findings of guilt within the YCJ Anon-disclosure schedule
  • Outstanding judicial orders, such as charges and warrants, judicial orders, Peace Bonds, Probation and Prohibition Orders. As per CPIC policy, information obtained from the Investigative Databank must be confirmed and authorized for release by the contributing agency. 
  • Absolute and conditional discharges for 1 or 3 years respectively. 
  • Charges recommended and/or processed by other means such as Diversion or Alternative Measures. 
  • Dispositions listed in the CPIC Identification Databank or CRII under non-convictions including, but not limited to, withdrawn, dismissed, and cases of not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder.
  • Any additional information recorded in police databases documenting the applicant to have been a suspect in an offence (whether or not charged), subject to provincial retention periods specific to the offence type
  • Adverse contact involving the threat or actual use of violence directed at other individuals and oneself that places others at risk regardless of, but without disclosing, mental health status (e.g., uttering threats, assault, etc.). 
  • As authorized for release by the Minister of Public Safety all record suspension (pardoned) criminal convictions, including non sex offences, identified as a result of a VS query. 

    
The Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (PIC-VS) WILL NOT include: 

  • Convictions where a record suspension has been granted (except for sexual offences)
  • Apprehensions under s. 28 of the Mental Health Act, or suicide threats or attempts where there was no harm or threat to others (e.g. no ‘subject of threat or harm to others’)
  • Convictions under federal and provincial statutes unless under exceptional circumstances
  • Traffic violations, including roadside suspensions
  • Suspect information that would hinder an ongoing investigation or where the suspect has not been spoken to may result in the record check being delayed or terminated
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) information beyond applicable disclosure period
  • Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC
  • Information gathered outside formal occurrence reports (i.e. street checks, CAD) except under exceptional circumstances
  • Any reference to contagious diseases
  • Victim/Complainant information unless under exceptional circumstances
  • Information from foreign law enforcement systems