Step one of the record suspension application process is to obtain your Criminal Record from RCMP Ottawa. This is done by submitting your fingerprints to them and they in turn will send you a certified copy of your Criminal Record.
Once your Criminal Record has been returned to you a Local Police Records Check is required. The local police records check for the purposes of a record suspension application is different from a Police Information Check (Criminal Records Check). The required form is located in the record suspension application booklet. You are required to have this form completed by each police department where you have resided in the past 5 years. The Victoria Police Department charges a $70 fee for this service. This document expires 6 months from issue so it is important to wait until your Criminal Record is received from Ottawa before having this completed.
If you reside outside of the Victoria area you can mail in your request for the Local Police Records check with a money order made payable to the City of Victoria in the amount of $70. Please also include photocopies of two pieces of identification.
Mail this to:
VICTORIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
850 Caledonia Avenue
Victoria BC V8T 5J8
Attn: Legal Services
For more information on record suspensions please visit the National Parole Board Website.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE NATIONAL PAROLE BOARD WEBSITE
You do not need a lawyer or representative to apply for a record suspension. This will not accelerate the review of your application or convey a special status on it. The PBC treats all applications in the same way. For step-by-step instructions on applying for a record suspension, consult the Record Suspension Application Guide.
You can obtain a guide at the above website or at the front counter of the Victoria Police Department.