Police Information & Vulnerable Sector Checks

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Police Information Checks (PICs) and Vulnerable Sector Checks (VSCs) are done at the downtown RCMP detachment: 4602 51 Avenue, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Many employers and volunteer organizations now require a PIC. People working or volunteering with persons in the vulnerable sector (children, handicapped people, medical patients, the elderly) will also need an RCMP Vulnerable Sector Check.

What does it cost to get a Police Information Check?

  • Red Deer residents pay $45.00 for PICs for employment purposes; non-residents pay $70.00.
  • If fingerprints are required, there is an additional $50.00 fee.
  • Effective February 1, 2015, there will be a $5.00 fee for PICs for volunteer positions (letter required from volunteer organization stating volunteer position).
  • Course acceptance, work, field or practicum placements do not qualify as volunteers.

What does it cost to get a Vulnerable Sector Check?

  • Red Deer residents pay $45.00 for VSCs for employment purposes. Non-residents must have VSCs done by your local police force.
  • If fingerprints are required, there is an additional $50.00 fee.
  • Effective February 1, 2015, there will be a $5.00 fee for VSCs for volunteer positions for Red Deer residents (letter required from volunteer organization stating volunteer position).
  • Course acceptance, work, field or practicum placements do not qualify as volunteers.

What do I need to do to get my Police Information Check/ Vulnerable Sector Check? 

  • Come to the downtown RCMP detachment: 4602 51 Avenue, Red Deer.
  • Present two pieces of government-issued identification – one must be photo ID.
  • Provide proof of address - if your correct address is not on your ID, you will need to provide other proof, such as a utility bill in your name.
  • Pay the associated fee.
  • If fingerprints are required, call 403-406-2309: fingerprints are taken Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.

Red Deer RCMP can only do Vulnerable Sector Checks for Red Deer residents.

Red Deer residents can apply for VSCs at the downtown RCMP detachment in Red Deer. If you do not live in Red Deer, you will need to see your local police force for VSCs. If you have lived anywhere other than Red Deer in the last five years, your VSC may be delayed while we wait for the results from your previous police jurisdiction(s).

How long does it take to get a Police Information Check/ Vulnerable Sector Check?

It may take several weeks to receive your PIC/ VSC, depending on the volume of requests RCMP receive. If you are required to submit fingerprints, there is an additional wait time, which will vary depending on your individual circumstances. Your PIC/ VSC will be mailed to you when it is complete.

For more information, please visit the RCMP Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector checks page.