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Winnipeg Police Service


About the Service > Police Records

Contact the Police Records | Information Requests | Personal Criminal Record Search | Fee Schedule | Frequently Asked Questions
UPDATED: JUL-22-2016
  • Criminal Record Check applications are processed in order of date received
  • We are currently processing applications received on JUN-14-2016
  • We do not provide timelines regarding specific applications
Please note that more complex Record Checks or those that require further research may be delayed.
  • Please note our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

** When applying at a Service Centres, please allow an extra 4-5 days in order for applications to be processed as the applications need to be sent to 245 Smith Street for processing of payment **

Due to the number of people requesting criminal record checks, we are unable to process your application while you wait.



Vulnerable Sector Verification is used to determine the possible existence of a criminal record and/or a sexual offence conviction for which an individual has received a pardon. With recent changes made by the RCMP in this search, it will result in more individuals having to submit fingerprints to the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records to complete the verification.

For a complete list of recent enhancements the RCMP have put into effect please see their web site at


Information Requests

The public can obtain the following Services from the Winnipeg Police Service Police Records:


An applicant must provide: two (2) valid pieces of identification, one of which must be government-issued and include the applicant’s name, date of birth, signature, photo and an expiry date. 

Photo Identification (Primary) must be one of the following:

  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Aboriginal Status Card
  • Identification Card from a Motor Vehicle Registry
  • FAST CARD from Canada Border Services Agency
  • Permanent Resident Card

Secondary identification must be one of the following:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Provincial Health Card
  • Citizenship Card
  • Firearms License
  • Immigration Papers
  • National Defense Card
  • Nexus Card


To speak directly with a Police Records Staff Member:

  • Come to the main floor of the Police Headquarters, 245 Smith Street (Main Entrance on Graham Avenue). Hours are: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed on Statutory Holidays.
  • Send an Email
  • Telephone us at 204-986-6074, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed on Statutory Holidays.

Mailing Address:

Chief of Police
Winnipeg Police Service
Att: Police Records
P.O. Box 1680
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 2Z7

Cashier Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. closed on Statutory Holidays.


To make a request for the Winnipeg Police Service to perform a Criminal Record Check for Employment or Volunteer purposes, you have two options:

  1. You may apply online by using the eBackground Check Service. You can complete and submit your application within 5 minutes - it's confidential, secure, convenient, accurate and available 24 hours a day - whenever you need it. When your Criminal Record Search Certificate is ready for pick up, you'll be automatically notified via email. ** NOTE:  Status of criminal record checks can only be checked if applicant applied on-line.  One is not able to check if they applied in-person. **

    You must provide two pieces of ID, as stated in the Notice of Mandatory Identification Requirements, when you go to the Winnipeg Police Headquarters, 245 Smith Street (main entrance off Graham Avenue), to claim your final Criminal Record Search Certificate.

  2. You may apply in person by attending any of the following Service Centres, filling out an application and providing two-pieces of ID (see Notice of Mandatory Identification Requirements):

    Payment must be made in Canadian Funds by:

    • Postal money Order,
    • Certified Cheque,
    • Personal Cheque (a holding period of 12 business days applies),
    • Credit Card # (MasterCard/Visa/American Express).

For payment amount, please see Fee Schedule.

For a list of Mandatory Identification see Notice of Mandatory Identification Requirements.

We do not process your application while you wait. We do not provide timelines regarding specific applications. More complex Record Checks or those that require further research may be delayed. The completed Criminal Record Check will be mailed to your address.

The Winnipeg Police Service will provide the results of a completed police criminal Record Check only to you, the applicant. This information will note convictions and outstanding charges. It is your decision to discuss the results of a Police Record Check with the agency where you want to work or volunteer.

Vulnerable Sector Screening

Important: Please give careful consideration to completing the optional Part (Consent For a Criminal Record Check and Disclosure For a Sexual Offence For Which a pardon Has Been Granted or Issued) when applying in person or online. This may be required for working or volunteering in an area where you are in contact with vulnerable people -defined as a person under 18 years of age and who, because of their age, disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent are:

1. In a position of dependence on others, or
2. Are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by a person in a position of authority or trust relative to them.

A vulnerable sector check is conducted as part of a criminal record check. It is a search of record suspended (formerly a pardon) sexual offences. The vulnerable sector check is national RCMP policy and requires applicants who have a combination of name and/or gender and/or date of birth as a pardoned/suspended sex offender to undergo fingerprinting to verify their identity. The vast majority of those fingerprinted will not have a pardoned/suspended sexual offence; however fingerprinting remains a necessity as it eliminates the possibility of an offender changing their name to circumvent a criminal record. This is not an accusation of criminal activity or guilt; fingerprints are used to confirm your identity only.

The Winnipeg Police Service can only complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening for residents of the City of Winnipeg. You must have ID that shows Winnipeg as your permanent address. If you are a non-resident of the City of Winnipeg, you must make this application to the police service that is responsible for policing in your jurisdiction.


When receiving a Criminal Record Search Certificate, ensure you see an original form with a colored validation sticker adhered to the top right-hand corner, before photocopies are taken.

The Winnipeg Police Service is not responsible for the authenticity of a Criminal Record Search Certificate not bearing a colored validation sticker displaying the Winnipeg Police Service's crest, title and a serial number.

The accuracy of the criminal record search is dependent on the information the applicant supplied (ie. all names an applicant uses)

Pre-paid validation stickers may be purchased through the Winnipeg Police Service Finance Unit during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm).

Stickers are available in strips of 10, thereby allowing an agency to purchase a minimum of 10 and up to the maximum of 100. Bring the prepaid stickers to one of the listed Services Centres, where it will be affixed to the application form provided at the Service Centres. You will complete the application and the certificate will be mailed.

If you have any questions the Winnipeg Police Service Records Office can be contacted by email or by telephone at 204-986-6074. You can also go to the Police Headquarters, 245 Smith Street (main entrance off Graham Avenue), to speak with one of our Police Records Staff. Our public hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


To obtain a transcript of convictions recorded with the Winnipeg Police Service, attend to Winnipeg Police Headquarters, 245 Smith Street (main entrance off Graham Avenue).

Hours: Monday to Friday  8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed on Statutory Holidays

  • Visit one of the Criminal Records Clerks
  • An electronic fingerprint of the two index fingers will be taken
  • Attend to the Cashier on the main floor, pay required fee for transcipt and obtain a receipt. For payment amount, please see Fee Schedule (Fees change annually)
  • A criminal record transcript will be mailed in approximately three weeks.

To obtain a transcript of convictions recorded in the National Repository of Ottawa through the R.C.M.P., one must obtain:

  • Attend to the main floor of the Winnipeg Police Headquarters, pay required fingerprint fee (see Fee Schedule) and an additional $25.00 which is charged by the R.C.M.P. Ottawa. Obtain a receipt.
  • Attend to the Forensic Identification Section on the main floor with your receipt.
  • Prints will be sent electronically to Ottawa. The results will be sent to your home address.

See section headed FINGERPRINTS.


Persons requiring fingerprints must attend to the main floor of the Winnipeg Police Headquarters, 245 Smith Street (main entrance off Graham Avenue) and pay the required fee. For payment amount, please see Fee Schedule. The R.C.M.P. charges an additional $25.

Cashier Hours: Monday to Friday  8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed on Statutory Holidays

Identification Unit Hours (For Fingerprints): Monday to Friday  12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Persons must then attend, with the payment receipt, to the Identification Unit on the Main Floor at 245 Smith (Enter through main doors on Graham) to have their fingerprints taken.

Two pieces of Identification are required.


Application for the removal and destruction of the non-conviction fingerprint records from the RCMP National Database requires the submission of this form.

Two pieces of Identification are required.

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