Police Record Checks
Police record checks are required for a variety of purposes including employment, kinship, international travel, volunteer work, citizenship, name change or student placement.
Timmins Police Service record checks have a turnaround time of 2 weeks.
***Record checks required for record suspensions (formerly pardons) must still be completed in-person at the Timmins Police Service building
Timmins Police Service record check applications — including payment and ID verification — are now online. Your identity will be verified using Electronic Identity Verification (EIV). The majority of applicants will not be required to attend the Timmins Police Service Building;
Ready to apply? Prior to submitting your application, here are some things you need to know:
- Please ensure that your application is accurate and complete, and that you follow the instructions carefully, as no refunds can be issued.
- If at any point during the application process you are unsure of how to proceed, please contact Triton customer service at 1-833-909-0057 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for customer service.
The application process is quick, easy and secure. Follow these four steps before you complete your application:
Step 1: Confirm that you live in the City of Timmins
To request a Timmins Police Service Record Check, you must have a physical address and live in the Timmins Police Service jurisdiction. Addresses containing PO boxes will not be accepted. Some rural areas that are in the catchment area must apply for a record check through the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Please check OPP’s website to determine if you are in OPP jurisdiction.
Step 2: Identify which type of record check you need
During your online application, you will be required to select the type of police record check you need. The agency/organization requesting the check will communicate to you which type of check you need. The Timmins Police Service cannot make this decision for you.
The Timmins Police Service provides three types of record checks, including:
- Criminal Record Check (CRC)
- Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
- Vulnerable Sector Check (PVS)
If your agency letter states that you require a Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check, you only need to request a Vulnerable Sector Check.
Step 3: Gather what you need
A few pieces of information will be required when you apply for a police record check. You will need:
- a letter from your Canadian agency/organization identifying the type(s) of checks you require.
- to be prepared to answer financial questions in order to verify your identification (as part of the EIV process).
- a credit card or pre-paid credit card available for payment
- Record checks: $40.00 + $7.95 processing fee
- Non-Vulnerable Sector Volunteer checks: Free with letter from organization
- Vulnerable Sector Volunteer check: $10.00 with letter from organization
Step 4: Get acquainted with some important information in advance
You may be required to attend the police station if:
1. Timmins Police Service may require a candidate to submit fingerprints to verify their identity if your vulnerable sector query results in a match based on gender and date of birth to a pardoned sex offender record.
***There is a charge for fingerprinting depending on the type of check being requested:
- Employment purposes $70.00 ($39.82+HST = $45.00 + $25.00 RCMP Fee)
- Volunteer purposes $45.00
Civilians may attend the Timmins Police Service building on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:30am-11:30am and 1:00pm -3:30pm.
2. You need to pick up hardcopies of your results. Some checks require the applicant to be provided with originals, not scanned or electronic copies (for example, kinship applicants).
3. You are unable to verify your identification online using EIV or other identity verification.
- Unless specifically asked, please do not upload copies of your photo ID.
- In order to be compliant with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Dissemination of Criminal Record Information Policy, the Timmins Police Service is required to limit the number of times one applicant can download their results. If you download your results and do not see the file, please check your downloads folder.
- You must live in the City of Timmins to apply. If you apply for a record check and you live in a community policed by another police service, your application will not be processed and you will not be eligible for refund.
APPLY HERE ***We recommend that applicants open and fully download forms on a desktop computer/laptop using Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox. Do not use Internet Explorer or a mobile device to open the file or you may encounter difficulties viewing your results, as some mobile devices do not have adobe reader installed.***
If you wish to request reconsideration on any information disclosed on the Police Record Check, you may apply in writing to Susanne Colantonio, Timmins Police Service 185 Spruce Street South, Timmins, Ontario P4N 2M7.