Frequently Asked Questions
No appointment is necessary. The hours of operation are as follows:
Victoria Police Main Headquarters
Employment Criminal Record Checks
Tuesday to Thursday 8:30am to 3:30pm
(please note the office is closed from noon to 1:15)
Fingerprinting Services are only available at Main Headquarters and on Wednesday only
10:00 am to 3:30pm
(please note the office is closed from noon to 1:00 pm)
Volunteer Criminal Record Checks
7:00am to 8:00pm daily at our Front Desk
Esquimalt Division Office
Both Volunteer and Paid Criminal Record checks
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
No. If you have convictions you will be able to complete a self declaration of these when you apply for your Police Information Check. If you declaration is accurate and matches what we locate on our systems it will be verified. If it is inaccurate you will be required to submit fingerprints to RCMP Ottawa.
Normal processing for paid police checks is approximately 5-7 business days. There are circumstances however that may delay this process. Applicants with past residences outside BC can often expect longer delays.
Volunteer checks can take 4-6 weeks.
No. You must pay the $70 fee. You may be able to submit the receipt with your income tax return if the check is a requirement for your schooling.
Additionally – practicum placements are not volunteer positions as you will receive education credits – you will need to pay to have your police record check done.