In order to obtain a Police Record Check, you MUST be a resident of the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc.

Criminal record checks can be done ONLY online. The links to the online forms can be found at the bottom of this tab.

There will be no expedited while-you-wait service available. But there will be a kiosk in the front lobby at the police station to allow people to come in and complete the online forms. This option will not be available while Municipal buildings are closed to the public because of the COVID-19 crisis.

Anyone who is under the age of 18 must attend the station in person to submit their record check due to the difficulty in completing online identity verification for people under 18. During the current COVID-19 crisis when municipal buildings including the police station are closed to the public, this means people under 18 will not be able to apply.

There are three types of requests, and links to the application forms can be found at the bottom of this page.

 Police Criminal Record Check

 This is intended for applicants who are involved as a volunteer, employee, or in any situation where a basic PCRC is requested.

All completed record checks will be mailed to the applicant

  • If you are required to obtain the record check for employment purposes the cost is $45.00.
  • If you are a student and are required to obtain the record check for a school program only, the cost is $16.00.
  • If you require the record check for a volunteer position the cost is $16.00.
  • If you require fingerprinting service, the Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service provides electronic technology through Live Scan. Applicants will be contacted to make an appointment for Live Scan at the Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service if they receive a vulnerable sector hit. Cost for Live Scan is: $25.00 (for employment/volunteer and/or student.)
  • The average time for processing a criminal record check is one week, though we cannot guarantee the expediency of the Post Office. Please note that in the event of absence of staff, holidays, or high volume of record checks this time may increase.

If you have any questions about the criminal record check forms or process please feel free to contact our Communications Centre at 519-245-1250 Ext. 1 or by e-mail.

Vulnerable Sector Check

This is intended for applicants who are seeking employment and/or volunteering with vulnerable individuals. It is a collection of offence information, including convictions, non-convictions, and other relevant police contact information, as well as a check of pardoned sex offenders and mental health contact.

"Vulnerable persons" means persons who, because of their age, a disability or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent, (a) are in a position of dependence on others; or (b) are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by persons in a position of authority or trust relative to them.

On July 19, 2010, RCMP instituted enhancements to the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) system for querying flagged pardoned sex offender records, commonly referred to as a Vulnerable Sector (VS) query that all Canadian Police agencies must comply with.

When performing a VS query, the CPIC system initially attempts to identify a possible match to a sexual offence for which a pardon has been granted. This match is based on the Surname and Given Name, date of birth, and gender of the individual.

If the initial query does not identify the possible existence of a sexual offence record for which the individual received a pardon, the CPIC system will now perform a subsequent query based on the gender and Date of birth of the individual.

The additional query ensures that the CPIC system will require fingerprints to complete the VS verification based on similar gender and date of birth data. This change may also trigger the CPIC system to prompt for more fingerprint submissions to verify the existence of PARDONED SEX OFFENDER Records.

It is important for the public to understand that under no circumstance does this notification confirm that the applicant is or is not a pardoned sex offender. In almost all cases, this "possible match" is ruled out via fingerprints.

If a vulnerable sector hit occurs, you will be required to provide fingerprints through Live Scan.  You will be contacted by the Service to set up an appointment.  The cost for Live Scan is $25.00 for employment/volunteer and/or school.

Judicial Matters Check 
 This is intended for applicants who are seeking employment and/or volunteering with agencies who require a criminal record check along with local police involvement. The agency has determined that a search of pardoned sex offenders is not required.