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OPP to move record check services online

With the intent of making the process more streamline, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are moving their record check services online later this month.

An officer enters someone’s fingerprint data into the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) database. Photo via OPP.

As of Monday, Jun. 13, 2022, Ontario citizens will be able to apply for a variety of record checking service online, the OPP announced in a press release on Monday, Jun. 6, 2022. This new process is “quick, easy, and secure,” the OPP said, and will allow those “living in OPP-policed communities to submit requests for police record checks” through an online portal: opp.ca/recordchecks.

“On average, the OPP completes 140,000 police record checks every year. We are so pleased to launch the new online system, which will significantly streamline the application process for both our members and the public,” said Deputy Commissioner Chris Harkins of the OPP Field Operations.

“Moving police record checks online allows the OPP to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of the communities we serve.”

Through this service, members of the public will be able to apply for the following:

  • Criminal Record Check (CRC)
  • Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
  • Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)
  • OPP Non-Parent Custody Check (LE213)

According to the OPP, payment for these services will be “collected electronically as part of the online application process, with results delivered directly to the applicant through a secure portal link.”

While the new service streamlines the process for requesting record checks for Ontario citizens, the fees for these record checks have not changed, the OPP noted.

Those fees are:

  • Record checks: $41
  • Fingerprints: $90
  • Volunteer checks: free

Additional information about this service will become available for the public on the OPP Record Checks website as of Monday, Jun. 13, 2022, the OPP relayed.

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