Although this back-to-school season is unlike any we’ve ever seen, we know there may still be Barrie residents who require Criminal Record Checks for post-secondary education, employment, or other purposes.

In an effort to protect the safety of the community and our members, we are attempting to limit visitors to our Headquarters. The Barrie Police Records and Information Management Services Unit is reminding Barrie residents that Record Checks can be quicky, easily, and securely completed online through the Barrie Police Service website.

Launched in 2017, the online service allows Barrie residents to securely apply for a Record Check 24-hours-a-day, without having to attend the Barrie Police Service Headquarters. All aspects of the process – including verification of your identification, and fee payment – are handled electronically. Results are now being sent back to applicants electronically, with no need to wait for results to arrive in the mail.

For those applicants attending BPS Headquarters to apply in person, they will be directed to submit their application using a kiosk in the lobby.

“We are encouraging any Barrie resident who needs a Criminal Record Check to complete it easily online. Not only does this help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it’s also a great option for those who may not be able to visit the Police Station to fill out the application during normal business hours,” said Barrie Police Service Records Manager Danielle Martin. “The online process is very easy to use, it’s fast and the information is secured at all stages. If there is no need for follow up, you will receive your documents electronically.”

Records Checks may require follow up if you require a Vulnerable Sector Check and your gender and date of birth matches that of a pardoned sex offender. In this case, fingerprints would be requested in order to rule out a match.

Currently, the wait time for record checks is approximately two weeks and applicants are encouraged to apply for their Criminal Record Check as soon as possible.

For more information, or to start an online Criminal Record Check, visit www.BarriePolice.ca and look for the “Record Check” button on the homepage.

Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator, Jennett Mays

 

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