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The public can obtain the following Services from the Winnipeg Police Service Police Records:
- Criminal Record Search Certificate
- Criminal Record Transcript
- Agencies Requesting Criminal Record Search Certificates
- Non-Conviction Fingerprint Records
An applicant must provide: two (2) valid pieces of identification, one of which must be government-issued and include the applicant’s name, date of birth, signature, photo and an expiry date.
Photo Identification must be one of the following:
- Driver’s License
- Permanent Residence Card
- Aboriginal Status Card
- Identification Card from a Motor Vehicle Registry
- FAST CARD from Canada Border Services Agency
Non-photo identification must be one of the following:
- Birth Certificate
- Social Insurance Card
- Provincial Health Card
- Citizenship Card
- Firearms License
- Immigration Papers
- National Defense Card
- Nexus Card
THE WINNIPEG POLICE SERVICE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUIRE FURTHER
IDENTIFICATION AT THEIR DISCRETION
To speak directly with a Police Records Staff Member:
- Come to the main floor of the Public Safety Building, 151 Princess Street at William Avenue. Hours are: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed on Fridays and Statutory Holidays.
- Send an Email
- Telephone us at 204-986-6073 or 204-986-6074, Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed on Fridays and Statutory Holidays.
Chief of Police
Winnipeg Police Service
Att: Police Records
P.O. Box 1680
Cashier Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. closed on Statutory Holidays.
To make a request for the Winnipeg Police Service to perform a Criminal Record Check for Employment or Volunteer purposes, you have two options:
For payment amount, please see Fee Schedule.
For a list of Mandatory Identification see Notice of Mandatory Identification Requirements.
We do not process your application while you wait. We do not provide timelines regarding specific applications. More complex Record Checks or those that require further research may be delayed. The completed Criminal Record Check will be mailed to your address.
The Winnipeg Police Service will provide the results of a completed police criminal Record Check only to you, the applicant. It is your decision to discuss the results of a Police Record Check with the agency where you want to work or volunteer.
Vulnerable Sector Screening
Important: Please give careful consideration to completing the optional Part (Consent For a Criminal Record Check and Disclosure For a Sexual Offence For Which a Pardon Has Ben Granted or Issued) either when applying in person or online. It may be required if you are going to be working or volunteering in an area where you are in contact with vulnerable people. A vulnerable person is defines as a person under 18 years of age and who, because of their age, disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent are:
Vulnerable Sector Verification is used to determine the possible existence of a criminal record and/or a sexual offence conviction for which an individual has received a pardon. With recent changes made by the RCMP in this search, it will result in more individuals having to submit fingerprints to the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records to complete the verification. For a further explanation visit the RCMP Website at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca follow the link under Vulnerable Sector Verification www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/vulner.
The Winnipeg Police Service can only complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening for residents of the City of Winnipeg. If you are a non-resident of the City of Winnipeg, you must make this application to the police service that is responsible for policing in your jurisdiction.
When receiving a Criminal Record Search Certificate, ensure you see an original form with a colored validation sticker adhered to the top right-hand corner, before photocopies are taken.
The Winnipeg Police Service is not responsible for the authenticity of a Criminal Record Search Certificate not bearing a colored validation sticker displaying the Winnipeg police Service’s crest, title and a serial number.
The accuracy of the criminal record search is dependent on the information the applicant supplied (ie. all names an applicant uses)
Pre-paid validation stickers may be purchased through the Winnipeg Police Service Finance Unit during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm).
Stickers are available in strips of 10, thereby allowing an agency to purchase a minimum of 10 and up to the maximum of 100. Bring the prepaid stickers to one of the listed Services Centres, where it will be affixed to the application form provided at the Service Centres. You will complete the application and the certificate will be mailed.
If you have any questions the Winnipeg Police Service Records Office can be contacted by email or by telephone at 204-986-6074. You can also go to the Public Safety Building at 151 Princess Street at William Avenue, to speak with one of our Police Records Staff. Our public hours are Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
To obtain a transcript of convictions recorded with the Winnipeg Police Service, attend to the Public Safety Building, 151 Princess St. at William Ave.
Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed on Statutory Holidays
To obtain a transcript of convictions recorded in the National Repository of Ottawa through the R.C.M.P., one must obtain:
See section headed FINGERPRINTS.
*****PROCESS CHANGE TAKES EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2014*****
PLEASE NOTE: Effective, January 1, 2014, Agency Criminal Record Search Certificates will no longer be available for purchase from the Winnipeg Police Service. All record checks must be processed either by attending a Service Centre or using the online process.
A criminal record search includes searching the records of both the Winnipeg Police Service and the National Repository of Ottawa (RCMP) under the subject's name and date of birth.
The results will indicate:
See instructions to obtain a Criminal Record Transcript.
Persons requiring fingerprints must attend to the Cashier’s wicket on the main floor of the Public Safety Building (151 Princess St. Winnipeg, Manitoba) and pay the required fee. For payment amount, please see Fee Schedule. The R.C.M.P. charges an additional $25.
Cashier Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed on Statutory Holidays
Identification Unit Hours (For Fingerprints): Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Persons must then attend, with the payment receipt, to the Identification Unit on the 2nd Floor to have their fingerprints taken.
Two pieces of Identification are required.
Application for the removal and destruction of the non-conviction fingerprint records from the RCMP National Database requires the submission of this form.Two pieces of Identification are required.
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