Now that school is back in session and numerous sport and recreation programs are starting up after a summer break, the Regina Police Service is reminding those seeking a Criminal Record Check to consider the option of obtaining a Criminal Record Check online. Any Regina resident needing a Criminal Record Check can still come in person to Police Headquarters at 1717 Osler Street, but some may prefer the online option. Please note: the Regina Police Service does not process online criminal record checks for people who do not live in the city of Regina. This process is for Regina residents only.
Here’s how the online process works:
- Go to reginapolice.ca
- Look under “Resources” for the words “CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK”; or
- Scroll down to “Helpful Links” and click on “CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK”; or
- Click on the “Search” function and type “criminal record check” into the blank field. Hit return.
- Follow the prompts to access the appropriate webpages. Please read the webpages carefully to ensure you meet the criteria, before starting the application process.
It is important to note that some types of police record checks cannot be completely carried out using the online option. For example: if the online criminal record check returns a result that requires fingerprinting, then the applicant has to attend Regina Police Service headquarters, in person, to complete the process. As has always been the case, additional fees may apply when fingerprinting is required. Still, in most typical criminal record checks (volunteering or employment), you may want to save yourself the trip and the time by using the online option.
It is also important to note that added convenience comes with added cost. In this case, the online service provider attaches an additional cost to the existing fee structure for criminal record checks. One of the best ways to know if an online criminal record check is for you is to visit the website. Take the time to browse through the FAQs and the other information provided about the online process. Read all the information thoroughly, because once you have paid, you cannot opt out and obtain a refund.
If online is not for you, you can still come to Police Headquarters in person. Please remember to bring two pieces of valid, government-issued identification with you. You can learn more at www.reginapolice.ca.