As the new school year beckons, police remind Barrie residents that record checks can be completed online

Launched in 2017, the online service allows Barrie residents to securely apply for a Record Check 24-hours-a-day, without having to attend the Barrie Police Service Headquarters. Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash

With back-to-school right around the corner, the Barrie Police Service Records & Information Management Services Unit is reminding Barrie residents that Criminal Record Checks can be completed online.
Online record checks are quick, easy, and secure, and in most cases, results are provided electronically. Vulnerable Sector Checks can also be completed online, however, in some cases, may require in-person follow-up or fingerprinting.
Launched in 2017, the online service allows Barrie residents to securely apply for a Record Check 24-hours-a-day, without having to attend the Barrie Police Service Headquarters. All aspects of the process – including verification of your identification, and fee payment – are handled electronically. Results are now being sent back to applicants electronically, with no need to wait for results to arrive in the mail.
Applicants attending BPS Headquarters to apply in person will be directed to submit their application using a kiosk in the lobby and will have the support of our staff if they require assistance.
“With school starting again soon, and more and more recreational activities starting up as COVID restrictions lift, we are encouraging any Barrie resident who needs a Criminal Record Check to complete it easily online. Not only does this help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it’s also a great option for those who may not be able to visit the police station,” said Barrie Police Service Records Manager Nicole Lees.
“The online process is very easy to use, it’s fast and the information is secured at all stages. If there is no need for follow-up, you will receive your documents electronically.”
Currently, the wait time for record checks is approximately two weeks and applicants are encouraged to apply for their Criminal Record Check as soon as possible. The Barrie Police Service can only conduct records checks for residents of the City of Barrie.
For more information, or to start an online Criminal Record Check, visit www.BarriePolice.ca and look for the “Record Check” button on the homepage.

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