Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I register kudos or complaints about the Coquitlam RCMP?
- How do I apply for permits & licenses?
- How do I spot & report criminal or suspicious activity?
- How do I pay fees & fines?
- How do I access Coquitlam RCMP locations & services?
- How do I deal with unwanted firearms?
- How do I deal with wildlife-related public safety issues?
- How do I get help with civil law issues?
- How do I access Coquitlam RCMP volunteer & job opportunities?
- How do I deal with lost, found, stolen or seized property?
How do I get fingerprinted, request a police information check or apply for a record suspension?
What's the process for getting fingerprinted?
Like police information checks, fingerprints must be done by your local police agency.
All fingerprint requests must be accompanied by justification for the request, such as:
- A notarized Vital Statistics name change package for any name change related requests.
- A letter from the consulate for immigration related requests.
- A letter from Citizenship Canada for any citizenship related requests.
- A letter from your employer for a security check requests.
For information about fees, payment options and hours of availability visit our
front counter page.
What’s the process for getting a police information check?
Police information checks (formerly called criminal record checks) are part of the application process for an increasing number of jobs and volunteer positions, especially if you're going to be in a position of authority or working with "vulnerable persons". A vulnerable person is defined in the Criminal Records Act as "a person who, because of their age, a disability or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent, is in a position of dependence on others; or otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by person in a position of authority or trust relative to them.
If you are a resident of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam, here's what you need to know:
- You can only get a police information check (PIC) done by the police force in the community where you live. If you are not a resident of our jurisdiction we will not process your police information check.
- Police information check forms must be submitted in person either at our main detachment front counter or at one of our four Community Police Stations. Applications sent by mail or email will not be processed.
- Required forms. All police information check applicants have to fill out a PIC form. If the police information check is for a job or volunteer position involving vulnerable persons, applicants must also fill out the Vulnerable Sector portion of the PIC form.
For information about fees, payment options, hours of availability and secondary identification visit our
front counter page.
For more information about police information checks and fingerprinting visit the Canadian Police Information Centre's (CPIC) "FAQs on Criminal Record Checks".
How do I apply for a record suspension?
For information about eligibility for the record suspension process and to download application forms visit the Parole Board of Canada's website.
Please note: Record suspension forms are not availalbe at the Coquitlam RCMP main detachment front counter or at our Community Police Stations.
If you have any questions about the pardon process, contact the National Pardon Service office at 1-800-874-2652 or the Pacific Regional Office at 604-870-2468.
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