Police Information Checks2021-01-05T08:40:22-08:00

Due to the increased numbers of COVID-19 cases, both the Victoria and Esquimalt police buildings will be temporarily closed to the public.

If you require a Police Information Check, we are accepting online applications.  Please scroll down the page and click on the “Submit an Electronic Police Information Check” button.

Victoria Police will not be offering fingerprint services until further notice. If you require fingerprints for a Victoria Police Vulnerable Sector Information check, you will be contacted directly and arrangements made.  If you require fingerprints for any other reason please contact the Commissionaires directly at 250 727 7755 to book an appointment.

If you require our assistance in helping you work through the online submission or need further information or clarification, please call us at 250 995 7314.

Police Information Checks

The Victoria Police Department is excited to partner with Triton Canada to offer the residents of the City of Victoria and Township of Esquimalt the ability to apply, pay and receive your Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check online.   

If you do not require fingerprints and would like to apply online click the submit button below. 

The fee is the same whether you apply in person or online.

If you have any difficulty in completing or using the Online Application process please contact the Victoria Police Department at 250-995-7314 between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.


VicPD HEADQUARTERS - 850 Caledonia Avenue (map)

Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check Applications are now available online.

Due to the COVID-19 related temporary restrictions in accessing our 850 Caledonia Avenue headquarters, and 500 Park Place Esquimalt Division building, we’ve created an online application for our Vulnerable Sector Record Check Applications.

Unfortunately, we are not currently offering inked fingerprinting services only digital.


  • $70 Employment related Police Information Checks (fingerprint fee of $25.00 is not included if they are required)
  • $50 Prints only (Ministry of Justice, Name Change, etc)
  • $25 RCMP fee for non-volunteer related prints

Current Turn-around Times

  • Employment: 5-7 Business Days
  • Volunteer:  Up to 2-4 Weeks

Documents required for download when completing the online Information Check for Vulnerable Sector

  • Volunteer letter from the organization confirming your volunteer position
  • Letter or description of the employment position related to the Vulnerable Sector Information Check

** you are not required to download ID when applying online, your ID will be verified during the process through a questionnaire.

ID Required if applying in person


  • Driver’s license (any province)
  • BC ID (or other province ID)
  • Passport (any country)
  • Citizenship Card
  • Military ID Card
  • Status Card


  • Birth Certificate
  • Health Care Card

Please note – Police Information Checks cannot be completed without proof of identity with photo ID

Submit an Electronic Police Information Check
Download a Manual Photograph Application
Destruction of Fingerprint & Photograph Application
Book a Civil Fingerprint Appointment
Can anyone apply to Victoria Police Department for a Police Information Check?2019-10-10T13:18:00-08:00

No. We provide this service to residents of the City of Victoria and Township of Esquimalt only. If you reside in another municipality please attend your local police department.

May I submit my application by email of fax?2019-10-10T13:19:48-08:00

No. You must apply in person and present the required identification.

Do I need an appointment?2019-11-27T09:23:52-08:00

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 1:00)

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
8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday at our Front Desk

Esquimalt Division Office
Both Volunteer and Paid Criminal Record checks
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

How long are the Police Information Checks good for?2019-10-10T13:24:42-08:00

Victoria Police Department does not put an expiry date on these documents. The employer or volunteer agency must determine how old a record check can be that they will still accept.

Can someone else drop off my application or pickup the results?2019-10-10T13:25:08-08:00

No. You must attend in person for identification verification.

What if I currently reside outside of Canada?2019-10-10T13:25:34-08:00

This service is not being offered at this time.

Will the results of the check be mailed to the organization requesting it?2019-10-10T13:26:02-08:00

No. We release the results to the applicant only. It is your responsibility to pick up your check and provide it to the organization.

If I have a Criminal Record of Convictions will I get a print out of it with my Police Information Check?2020-03-06T07:15:30-08:00

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.

How do I obtain my fingerprints?2019-10-10T13:27:07-08:00

We conduct civil fingerprinting on Wednesdays only. Please attend the main Victoria Police Headquarters at 850 Caledonia Avenue any Wednesday between 10 am & 3:30 pm. Do note that the fingerprinting office is closed from 12 noon to 1 pm.

What is the current processing time for the Police Information Checks?2019-11-27T08:34:01-08:00

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 2-4 weeks.

Is there a student rate for Police Information Checks?2019-10-10T13:28:01-08:00

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.

I previously had a Police Information Check, do I need to pay for another one?2019-10-10T13:28:33-08:00

Yes. Each time you are required to have one you will have to start the process again. We do not keep copies of previous checks.

What if I can't make it during your business hours?2019-10-10T13:29:02-08:00

Applications are only accepted during the noted business hours.

How can I pay?2019-10-10T13:29:33-08:00

At our main headquarters we accept cash, debit, Visa and Mastercard. We do not accept personal cheques. At our Esquimalt Division office payment is cash only at this time.

I am a student with a temporary address in Victoria, can I get my check done here?2019-10-10T13:29:57-08:00

Yes. There may be delays in processing time however if we need to contact your home police agency and it is outside of BC.


The Victoria Police Department conducts Police Information Checks for residents of the City of Victoria and Township of Esquimalt only. Non-residents should apply to their local police agency.


  • Vulnerable Sector Checks for Employment or Volunteer


If you require a record check for a non-vulnerable sector employment or volunteer position please contact one of the following:

Corp of Commissionaires

928 Cloverdale Ave
Record checks Monday to Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Fingerprints - call for appointment http://www.commissionairesviy.ca

Submit an Electronic Police Information Check
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