Criminal record check changes

Criminal record checks can only be picked up Wednesday afternoons, and they need at least a week to be completed.

Criminal record checks can only be picked up Wednesday afternoons, and they need at least a week to be completed.

After changes to the rules on police information checks (commonly known as criminal record checks or background checks) have come into effect, the Fort St. James RCMP are implementing a few rules for clients.

The checks now take police at least a week to complete, when they used to be done the same day. This is primarily due to having to send messages to other detachments for clarification on their files.

This means anyone dropping off their forms Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday morning can attend the detachment the following Wednesday afternoon to pick up the completed check.

Those dropping off forms on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday or Friday will have to wait until the second Wednesday after to return to pick up their information.

If the checks are not completed by the appropriate Wednesday afternoon, the detachment will notify the applicant when the completed check is ready to be picked up.