Information Session Regarding Changes to Police Record Check Process 

 

The Police Record Checks Reform Act, will become law on November 1, 2018, fundamentally changing the rules around what police can tell prospective employers, volunteer agencies and foreign governments about Ontarians.  

The Police Record Checks Reform Actprevents the disclosure of unnecessary information in police record checks. It standardizes the Police Record Check process by clearly defining three types of police record checks: criminal record checks, criminal record and judicial matters checks, and vulnerable sector checks. It also clearly specifies the information that can be released in each type of record check. 

One of these changes, amongst others, is that non-governmental agencies will no longer be authorized to receive results from youth records. For this reason, the South Simcoe Police Service will not be providing Police Record Checks to applicants under the age of 18, unless the applicant is applying for an employment or volunteer position with a government agency. 

Additional information can be found at southsimcoepolice.on.ca. 

Information specific to this new legislation can be found at the below website. 

https://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/police_serv/PoliceRecordsChecks/PS_records_checks.html

The South Simcoe Police would like to invite you to join us for a public information session to learn more about the changes that will result from this new legislation. 

DATE: November 13, 2018 10am – 12pm 

LOCATION: 81 Melbourne Drive, Bradford – Community Room