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Thumbnail The Saanich Police Board is excited to let you know about an opportunity to join a dynamic group of people that make a positive difference in our community.  The Solicitor General is currently seeking part-time volunteers to serve on the Saanich Police Board. Candidates must:  undergo a criminal record check and personal suitability panel interview be expected to commit up to 10 hours a month to fulfil board duties.  The term for this appointment is one year and may be renewed up to a maximum of...

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The Administration Division of the Saanich Police provides a Criminal History Check service to the public, now known as Police Information Checks. These are sometimes required for employment, volunteer and a variety of other purposes. You can either come into the Saanich Police Station, at 760 Vernon Ave., to fill out the required form or fill out and print off a copy of the form provided below.

(PDF document, three pages - letter size)




Read the instructions carefully. Refer to the Instruction Guide for Applicants and if you have any further questions you can call the Saanich Police Records information Clerk at 250-475-4321. IF COMPLETING BY HAND, WRITE CLEARLY AND USE INK.

Volunteer Police Information Checks (Free)

The applicant must:

  • Reside in Saanich: or
  • Be volunteering for a non-profit organization that is located in Saanich (does not include unpaid practicum).

Check with your volunteer organization to determine if they want you to submit your completed form to them or to us.

If the volunteer organization wants you to submit the completed form to Saanich Police you will have to:

  • Provide us with a letter from the organization on their letterhead confirming that you are volunteering;
  • Submit your completed form to us;
  • Provide us with two pieces of valid government issued ID (one of which must be photo ID); and
  • Pick up the completed form from us, and submit it to your volunteer organization.

Processing time:


Police Information Checks for Employment or any other Purpose

The applicant must:

  • Pay the prescribed fee (see below)
  • Reside in Saanich;
  • Must provide two pieces of valid government issued ID (one of which must be photo ID); and
  • Pick up the completed form at the front desk of Saanich Police (it can only be picked up by the person who is the subject of the check).

 Processing time:

If you have any questions about the Police Information Check process please call the Saanich Police Records Information at 250-475-4321 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Parole Board of Canada - Record Suspension (aka "Pardon")

 A record suspension allows people who were convicted of a criminal offence, but have completed their sentence and demonstrated they are law-abiding citizens, to have their criminal record kept separate and apart from other criminal records. Under the Criminal Record Act (CRA), the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) may grant, deny, or revoke record suspensions for convictions under federal acts or regulations of Canada.

 For the most current information, please visit the Parole Board of Canada website (link).


Fee Structure

 Fees must be made by way of cash, cheque (payable to the Saanich Police), money order or debit


 Police Information Check – Employment  $70.00
 Fingerprints – Any Purpose – Ink Only  $50.00
 Fingerprints – Vulnerable Sector– Ministry of Justice – Employment  $50.00
 RCMP Civil Fingerprint Search Fee – Vulnerable Sector – Employment  $25.00


 Police Information Check – Volunteer   Free  
 Fingerprints – Vulnerable Sector– Ministry of Justice – Volunteer   Free  
 RCMP Civil Fingerprint Search Fee – Vulnerable Sector – Volunteer  Free 

Please note:

  • Police Information Checks can only be conducted for Saanich residents.
  • The Police Information Check fee includes the fingerprint fee for Vulnerable Sector
  • Ministry of Justice referrals for Vulnerable Sector fingerprints for employment or volunteer purposes
    can only be conducted for Saanich residents.
  • Volunteers must reside within the Municipality of Saanich or the Volunteer Agency must
    be located within the Municipality of Saanich.


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