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Criminal or Vulnerable Persons Background Check

Many employment and volunteer opportunities require a criminal background check.

To obtain a criminal background check, you must visit the Summerside Police Station at 270 Foundry Street and fill out an Information Consent Form. You will also be asked to show identification.

Typically, it takes two business days to process a record check. There is a processing fee of $50.00 to be paid at City Hall. When you come back to pick up your letter at the Summerside Police Station, you will be asked to show proof of payment and your identification again.

Vulnerable Sector Check

A vulnerable sector check is a special type of criminal record check required for applicants who will be in a position of trust or authority over children, the elderly, the disabled, or another vulnerable group.

You will need to complete a second form to apply for this type of check. Additionally, the Police will conduct a name-based search of the national repository of criminal convictions and a query of the pardoned sex-offender database. In some cases, applicants may be required to submit their fingerprints if there is a match based on either name or a combination of gender and date of birth to a pardoned sex offender record.

  • If fingerprints are not required, Summerside Police will process this check within two business days. You might be responsible for a processing fee ($20.00) if for employment. This fee is waived if the check is for volunteering.
  • If fingerprints are required, Summerside Police will ask you to fill out a third form to send along with fingerprints to Ottawa. If you are having this done for employment reasons, we would also request a certified cheque or money order in the amount of $25.00 made out to Receiver General of Canada, which will be enclosed with the form and the fingerprints sent to Ottawa. If prints are to be sent to Ottawa, the processing time could be approximately three months. When you come back to pick up the letter, you will be asked to show identification and proof of payment from City Hall of $20.00 if for employment. This fee is waived if the check is for volunteering.

Note: The Summerside Police only provide this service to residents of the City of Summerside.

For more information, contact:

Cathy Arsenault
City of Summerside, 275 Fitzroy Street, Summerside, PE Canada

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PEI Crimestoppers
Royal Canadian Mounted Police of Prince Edward Island

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