Volunteer Record Checks

***Please note that effective June 27th, 2014 Victoria Police Department will process only Police Information Checks with Vulnerable Sector.***

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

Police Information Checks for volunteer positions are conducted for no charge if you provide a letter (on letterhead) from the volunteer agency that clearly states this is an unpaid position and the type of position you will hold.

These applications are accepted at:

Victoria Police Headquarters at 850 Caledonia Avenue
7:00 am to 8:00pm seven days/week

Esquimalt Division Office located at 500 Park Place.
Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Processing time can be 4 – 6 weeks. There may be additional delays depending on individual circumstances. You will be notified by phone when your check is available to pickup. Due to Canadian Police Information Centre policy we can release the completed record check to the applicant only.

Identification must be presented to complete the Police Information Check. We require two pieces of government issued identification – at least one photo identification and one secondary identification that are included in the following list:


  • 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

The cost for a Police Information Check and/or fingerprinting is $70 (GST exempt). Cash, Interac, Visa or Mastercard are accepted at the Main Headquarters however, cash only is accepted at this time at our West Division office in Esquimalt.

If it appears the applicant may have a criminal record, the applicant may have to have this verified through self-declaration or the submission of fingerprints.