As a result of employee and citizen health and safety concerns arising from the COVID-19 situation, civilian fingerprinting services and police information checks (criminal records checks) are being temporarily suspended effective March 16, 2020.
Effective 1800 hrs on March 30, 2020, the Saanich Police Department will no longer be receiving and processing Police Information Check Applications and Police Information Check - Vulnerable Sector (PIC-VS) Applications until further notice.
THis change will further limit our internal staff's exposure to the public.  This temporary suspension will continually be assessed with Provincial re-opening phases.
We thank all Saanich residents for their understanding and we are in this together. 

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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.


** Persons requiring criminal fingerprinting pursuant to release documents MUST attend on the date ordered on that document to avoid additional criminal charges for Failure to Appear **

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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