Date Monday March 30, 2015
Police Checks/Permits/Fees
Criminal Record Search

Another important task the Records Office performs is the processing of background checks (also called "Criminal Information Requests", or "CPICs"). Background checks are typically requested by agencies that someone living in the Kingston community is looking to work or volunteer for. When completed, the information supplied on this form by the Kingston Police could include criminal record information, information where the applicant was a suspect, and/or information where the applicant is currently before the courts.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kingston Police eBackground Check Service is offered as a convenience to assist members of the public. Processing of these checks could take several weeks (or longer in some exceptional cases). If you are trying to meet a deadline to have a background check completed we might be able to expedite the completion of your check if you attend our station in person. However, please be aware that our ability to expedite your check is affected by many factors outside of our control, and this can only be determined if you attend the station in person to fill out your application. If we are able to expedite your check you could have the completed check in as little as 15 minutes after application.

We only offer expedited checks to persons attending the station in person during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., holidays excluded).

IF YOU CHOOSE TO APPLY ONLINE AND IN PERSON, A PROCESSING FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR EACH SERVICE. YOU WILL NOT BE REFUNDED FOR ANY DUPLICATE APPLICATIONS.

To make a request for the Kingston Police to perform a background check, you have two options:
  • Effective January 7, 2013, our background check fee  $25.00.
    Click here
    to access the online background check service (requires $25.00 pre-payment with VISA or MasterCard), or;
  • Attend Kingston Police Headquarters at 705 Division Street in-person to fill out the form and submit it to Records Office personnel (requires $25.00 pre-payment with cash, Interac, VISA or MasterCard).

Photo identification such as a drivers license must be presented at the time the background check is submitted for processing (or when picked up if submitting your request online) so that the information provided can be verified. A second piece of identification must also be supplied.

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