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Police Records Checks

UPDATE:  As of Nov. 1, 2018, the Police Record Check Reform Act has been enacted. Non-governmental agencies are not authorized to receive results from youth records. For this reason, the Thunder Bay Police Service will not provide Police Record Checks to applicants under the age of 18, unless the applicant is applying for an employment or volunteer position with a government agency.

Police Records are governed by Canada's Criminal Records Act and Thunder Bay Police process over 6,000 police record checks each year.

The Thunder Bay Police Service now offers the ability for individuals to apply for a Police Record Check online through our website. In person police records check applications are still accepted but eventually will only be considered on a case-by-case basis.

PLEASE: Before applying, ensure you select for the appropriate check. Applying for a Vulnerable Sector Check when your position requires a Police Record Check or Police Information Check will void your application. No refunds will be offered.

There are three (3) levels of Police Record Checks offered:

**Important** A Police Vulnerable Sector Check can only be done by the Police Agency in the jurisdiction in which you live.

The initial decision to request a vulnerable sector check is made by the employing or volunteer organization if they have determined that the position is one of trust or authority over children or vulnerable persons. Organizations should review the “Screening Handbook” here if they are requiring the VS check from potential candidates.

The Police Service conducting the vulnerable sector check may ask for more information to determine if the position meets the legal requirements to conduct one.

If the position does not meet the requirements of the Criminal Records Act for a VS check, it is illegal for the police service to conduct one. See the RCMP website for more information and frequently asked questions.Among the most frequently asked question is:

Why can't I use the results of a vulnerable sector check for more than one position? 
The Criminal Records Act requires that vulnerable sector checks be conducted for individual positions. For this reason, an individual may be required to submit fingerprints in support of subsequent requests for vulnerable sector checks.

As part of our commitment to provide a more efficient service to our community, the Thunder Bay Police Service offers online Police Record Check applications through our website. 

What do I need to apply?


The cost of a Police Records Check is as follows:

1.     All Purpose:  $55.00+ tax = $62.15 total
2.     Volunteer:  $25.00 + tax = $28.25 total

Payment by credit card only; Visa, Mastercard or Amex.



Thunder Bay Police Service may require a candidate to submit fingerprints to verify their identity if your vulnerable sector query results in a match based on gender and date of birth to a pardoned sex offender record.

There is a charge for fingerprinting depending on the type of check being requested:

1.     Employment purposes $30.00 plus tax = $33.90 plus applicable RCMP fee(s) ($25.00 per set submitted) E.g. $33.90 + $25.00 (RCMP fee) = $58.90 total - If a two sets are required to be sent to the RCMP $33.90 + $50.00 (RCMP fees) = $83.90 total
2.     Volunteer purposes $30.00 (no RCMP fee) plus tax = $33.90 total


For more information on Police Record Checks, please refer to our:

If you have any accommodation needs or require communication supports or alternate formats, or should you have questions concerning the online application process, please direct your inquires to Triton Canada Inc. Customer Service at 1-844-874-8667

The Thunder Bay Police Service DOES NOT provide hard copy police record check Results.  Results are emailed to the applicant at the email address provided.

If you are ready to apply clickAPPLY ONLINE

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Online reporting

Using the Thunder Bay Police Service Police Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the following incidents:

  • Damage/Mischief to property under $5000.00
  • Damage (Not Wilful)
  • Harassing Phone Call
  • Lost and Found Property
  • Lost/Stolen License Plate
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  • Theft under $5000.00
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  • Break In to Sheds and Detached Garages

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 5Z5