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Media Release - January 25, 2024


Port Hope Police Introduces Online Processing for Police Background Checks

Port Hope, January 25, 2024 - In an effort to enhance efficiency and accessibility, the Port Hope Police Service is pleased to announce that, as of February 20, 2024, police background checks will be processed online. This includes Police Criminal Record Checks, Police Criminal Record Checks and Judicial Matters and Police Vulnerable Sector Checks. This modern approach aims to streamline the application process, making it more convenient for residents and organizations alike.

The online platform will allow applicants to submit their requests for police background checks from the comfort of their homes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This transition to an online system is a significant step towards embracing technology to better serve the community and expedite the processing of essential documents.

Key Features of the Online Police Background Check System:

  1. Accessibility: Applicants can submit requests from anywhere with internet access, promoting convenience and accessibility for all residents.
  2. Efficiency: The online system is designed to expedite the processing of background checks, reducing wait times for individuals and organizations.
  3. User-Friendly Interface: The online platform is intuitive and user-friendly, ensuring a smooth experience for applicants navigating the process.

However, the Port Hope Police recognizes that not everyone may have internet access or may require assistance during the application process. In consideration of this, the Police Service will continue to provide in-person assistance at its facility located at 55 Fox Rd.

In-Person Assistance Details:

  • Location: Port Hope Police Service, 55 Fox Rd, Port Hope, L1A 3V9
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 6:00pm, Friday – 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Assistance Services: Trained personnel will be available to assist individuals without internet access or those needing additional support in completing their police background check applications.

The Port Hope Police Service remains committed to serving the community efficiently and ensuring that the transition to online processing accommodates the needs of all residents.