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Criminal Record Checks

Criminal record checks and police checks are required for a variety of purposes including employment, adoption, international travel, volunteer work, citizenship, name change, student placement or to obtain a record suspension (formerly pardon).

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) can complete criminal record checks only for individuals who live in their jurisdiction.

To get a criminal record check, follow these steps.

Step 1: Download, fill out and print the application form.

Step 2: Bring the completed form, along with two pieces of identification* to the Pembroke OPP Detachment at 77 International Drive on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for processing.

*Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Driver's license
  • Birth certificate
  • Valid passport
  • Outdoors card

The OPP cannot accept a health card or social insurance number card as identification for a criminal record check.

Processing can take six to eight weeks, and the fee for a criminal record check for employment purposes is $41.00 (As of July 1st 2019). There is no fee for those who require a criminal record check for volunteer purposes; however, those applicants must supply a letter of confirmation from the agency with which they are volunteering.

Anyone with questions regarding the crimincal record check process may contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Pembroke Detachment at 613-732-3332 or visit the OPP website for more information.