Criminal Record Checks and Fingerprinting

Criminal Record Checks and Fingerprinting

Central Saanich Police Service will only process Criminal Record Checks for those working in the Vulnerable Sector.  This applies to people who will be working with our elders, those who may experience accessibility challenges, or children.

If you are looking to have a Criminal Record Check completed for a person in the Non-vulnerable Sector, please contact our partner agency The Commissionaires.  You may complete the Non-vulnerable Sector check online:

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Please call us at 250.652.4441 or email at to book an appointment.  Masks are mandatory. 


To receive a Criminal Record Check you must: 

  • Be a resident of Central Saanich and not reside on the land of the Tsartlip or Tsawout nations.
  • Display two pieces of identification - with at least one having a photo and proof of a Central Saanich address.
  • Pay $70 (cash or debit only at this time) if the Criminal Record Check is for employment purposes.
  • If the Criminal Record Check is for volunteer purposes there is no fee. However, you must provide a letter from the organization you are volunteering with that includes an original signature from a member of the organization.   Your name must also be included in the letter as proof that you are volunteering with the organization.

To print a PDF copy of our Criminal Record Check form, click here.

Please note:  The application requires two to three weeks to be processed. CSPS  DOES NOT notify applicants when their completed Criminal Record Check is ready to be picked up.


To obtain fingerprints for immigration, adoption, citizenship, foreign travel, visas, US waivers, legal name changes, pardon applications, security applications, or other, please contact the Commissionaires.

You do not require fingerprints for a Criminal Record Check UNLESS you are flagged within our database.  If you have been fingerprinted in the past for any criminal activity, your Criminal Record Check may be delayed in processing. 

If you require fingerprinting, we will contact you for an appointment.  Masks are mandatory. 


Youth applicants will require a government issued ID, such as a BC Identification Card or a passport - as well as a second piece of ID. To apply for a BC Identification Card, youths can visit the Driver Services branch in Sidney which is located at 9884 Third St, in the Court House building behind the Town Hall and Beacon Community Services.