Police Information Checks

Please see below the recent announcement from the Delta Police Department

Changes to Police Information Checks

Delta Police Department police information check will now be referred to as a “Police Information Check” ( or “PIC” for short), and will no longer contain a search result simply specifying that a record “may or may not” exist. 
Instead, a PIC will list any event records located in police or court databases (subject to provincial and federal records retention periods).  For example, the results of a PIC will specify whether an applicant was convicted of an offence and what the offence was, or whether police decided not to seek a charge or Crown counsel did not approve or stayed a charge. 

Employers and volunteer organizations, and not police, have always been best able to assess whether applicants pose risks for them.  Based on the event specific information provided to PIC applicants, employers and volunteer organizations will be better able to make informed assessments of individuals’ suitability for positions.  Much of the information that will be included in a PIC is already publicly available at court registries.  The PIC process allows applicants to request information from a single source.  If employers and volunteer organizations require only information documenting convictions for offences, such searches can be obtained through private record check companies.

We anticipate these changes will assist employers and volunteer organizations in making decisions regarding risk assessments. By performing a Police Information Check, the Delta Police Department is in no way making a recommendation as to the suitability of the applicant for the position, nor should the agency consider the existence of police information to mean a compulsory disqualification of the individual.

For further information regarding the new PIC forms and to ensure your organization is in compliance with the new requirements, please visit the Delta Police Department website at www.deltapolice.ca; and click on Police Information Checks.