Police Information Check (PIC)

Please note:

  1. You MUST BE A DELTA RESIDENT to apply for a PIC with the Delta Police Department. If you live outside of Delta, please attend your local police jurisdiction to complete a PIC.
  2. The Delta Police Department WILL NOT release PIC results to a third party.
  3. Your PIC RESULTS MUST BE STAYING IN CANADA: Police Information Checks are intended for persons living and working/volunteering in Canada.
    • If you are currently living/working outside Canada, you are asked to seek the assistance of the nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your vicinity. If you cannot access the Canadian Embassy or Consulate, you may seek assistance from Canadian Foreign Affairs by calling 1-800-267-8376 or accessing their web site at international.gc.ca. You may also obtain a police check from the RCMP through the submission of fingerprints. Click here for further details
    • If you require a criminal record check where the results will be going outside of Canada, but you are currently residing in Delta, please click here
  4. If you require Local Police Record Check as part of your Record Suspension (pardon) application process, please visit the follow webpage for instructions: Local Police Record Checks


Online Application Process

Delta residents can now apply for a Police Information Check (PIC) from the convenience of their home, through our website. Click on the following link to apply online: Online PIC Application

*Note: online PIC applications may not be suitable for everyone. Please review information carefully to determine if this is the right choice for you or whether you should attend in person.

Please call us at 604-946-4411 if you have any questions.

In Person Application Process

You may also apply in person by attending the Delta Police Headquarters in Ladner or the North Delta Public Safety building to apply for a PIC. Click here for locations and operating hours.

If attending in person, please ensure you bring the following:

  • 2 pieces of government issued IDs. Click here to see acceptable list of IDs
    • One of your IDs must have your current Delta address on it or you will be required to bring in an additional piece of mail with your current Delta address on it
  • $75.00 fee
    • Payment Methods: Certified Cheque (Payable to “City of Delta”), MasterCard, Visa, Debit or exact cash only
    • Fee is waived for volunteers, provided you bring in a volunteer letter from the organization for which you will volunteer. Please click here for further details

PIC forms can be obtained by clicking here or from one of Offices when you attend to submit your application.


Delta Police Department offers two types of Police Information Checks.

1. Police Information Check without Vulnerable Sector Screening (PIC)

This check is intended for applicants who are seeking employment and/or volunteer opportunities with agencies who require a police information check. This check is for applications who will NOT be in a position of authority or trust relative to vulnerable persons.

2. Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (PIC)

This check is restricted to applicants seeking employment and/or volunteer positions in a position of authority or trust relative to vulnerable persons. This check in more in-depth and can include checks for any convictions, outstanding warrants, charges, judicial orders, non-convictions and adverse police contact information available from local police agency’s records management system and other systems/records where authorized. This check will include sexual offence convictions for which the individual has received a record suspension, subject to authorization by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Please click here for further information about vulnerable sector screening.

NOTE: Individuals requesting PIC VS may also be requested to come in for fingerprinting. Please refer to point 3 on the following webpage to learn more about this requirement: Vulnerable Sector Fingerprinting


PIC or PIC VS are processed for a $75 fee. Please click here to open the DPD PIC Fee Schedule with further details.


Police agencies across B.C., including municipal departments and the RCMP, follow the BC Police Information Check Guidelines to ensure that all PICs are processed with a consistent standard. Please click here to obtain further information about the requirements and processes for each type of check.

For detailed information on what is released on a Police Information Check, please refer to the following documents:

By performing a PIC, the Delta Police Department is in no way making a recommendation as to the suitability of the applicant for a position, nor should an agency consider the existence of police information to mean a compulsory disqualification of the individual. It is important to note that information released on a Police Information Check in some instances is based upon information provided by the applicant. A police agency cannot guarantee it will identify all information pertaining to the individual.


PIC processing times can range from 2 business days to 4 weeks. While we make every effort to complete PICs in a timely matter, we are unable to provide an exact processing time, as processing times vary depending on whether any follow up needs to be conducted, files need to be reviewed, fingerprinting needs to be completed, the volume of PICs received, as well as if the applicant has lived elsewhere in Canada in the past 5 years.

Fingerprinting Requirement: There may be additional delays for vulnerable sector applications due to fingerprinting requirements. Click here for further details about fingerprinting requirements for vulnerable sector screening.