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02 December 2014Warning - this news article expired on 2015-01-02. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Criminal Record Check Process Changes

 

Update:

 

The Belleville Police Service is advising that the $20.00 fingerprint fee will be waived for volunteers whose initial query on the RCMP database when the Venerable Sector screening has revealed that the applicants birthdate and gender is a match to an individual who has received a record suspension (Pardon) for a sexual offence. This is a possibility when applying for the Vulnerable Sector screening, and necessitates the attendance of the individual so that the Belleville Police Service may take fingerprints for comparison to these records to complete the screening process.

 

 

Belleville, Ontario The Belleville Police Service is advising that a change in the way Criminal Record Checks will be processed will start on Monday, November, 24th2014 as well as the application itself will be different in appearance.

 

The Belleville Police Service is encouraging those seeking a criminal record check to visit the Belleville Police Service website at www.police.belleville.on.ca and make the application on line. The new service means convenient access online, 24/7/365 on any device with internet service. Identification will be verified on-line, payment can be either by credit card or Interac bank transfer. Upon the verification of the identification, the application will be processed. The applicant can track the progress on line as well.  When the criminal record check is completed, it will be mailed to the applicant at the address that was provided.

 

The Belleville Police Service will continue to accept criminal record check applications at the Belleville Police Service, but with limited hours effective Monday, November 24th, 2014. Hours will be Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm ONLY.

 

The Belleville Police Service are offering anyone who uses the on line system a $10.00 discount off the front counter fees as an incentive and thank you, for using the new on line service.

 

Costs to apply online vs attending in person is asfollows: 

 

 

ON LINE

IN PERSON AT BPS

EMPLOYMENT

$35

$45

VOLUNTEER

$15 (requires letter)

$25 (requires letter)

UNPAID STUDENT PLACEMENT

$15 (requires letter)

$25 (requires letter)

Payment method

Credit card/Interac

Cash only exact change

When

24/7

Monday-Friday 9 4PM

Identification Verified

On line

In person

Results

Mailed

Mailed

 

 

Of importance:  The Belleville Police Service will be accepting criminal record check applications (on the present application) until Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 4:00pm. No criminal record checks will accepted over the weekend of November 22ndand 23rd, 2014.

 

Criminal record checks, on the new forms will be accepted starting Monday, November 24th, 2014.  Any criminal record checks submitted on the old form after this date will not be processed.