Police Information Checks

You must be a resident of North Vancouver to obtain a Police Information Check (PIC) from the North Vancouver RCMP. If you do not reside in North Vancouver, you must attend the police office in your home community.

If you reside outside of Canada and require a Police Information Check please click here.

If you require a Police Information Check (PIC) for a job or volunteer position in Canada, please come to the Front Counter of the main detachment. No appointment is necessary.


PIC’s are not for personal use and are to be used for volunteer or paid work within Canada. You must have a request from your prospective employer or volunteer agency.

Volunteer PIC

Volunteer PIC’s are free of charge. You will be required to bring in a current volunteer letter from the agency requesting the check that verifies your PIC is for a volunteer position.

Vulnerable Sector Check (Temporarily unavailable for those who require fingerprints)

If you will be working or volunteering with vulnerable members of society such as children, the elderly, or persons with disabilities, you may need to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check. This check is done in conjunction with your Police Information Check. Vulnerable Sector Checks are designed to protect vulnerable Canadians.

A Vulnerable Sector Check is initiated by the police in the jurisdiction where you live. Not all paid or volunteer positions require this type of check. Your prospective employer or organization should tell you if you require a Vulnerable Sector Check. Examples of positions that may require a Vulnerable Sector Check include teachers, social workers, daycare workers, nurses, and children’s sports coaches.

The police will use the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) system as well as their own database to conduct a background search based on your name, gender, and date of birth. If your gender and date of birth match to a pardoned sex offender record, you will be asked to provide fingerprints to confirm your identity (Temporarily unavailable). Be assured that:


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