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Criminal Record / Name Check Search

For $27.50 Alberta Fingerprinting Services can now perform a Criminal Record (CPIC) Check to see whether or not you have a criminal record on CPIC. The turnaround time for this service is usually under 1 week if you don't have a record, and about 3 weeks if you do have a record. If you don't have a record a CPIC check will say "No Record Found". If you do have a record and want to see the information regarding your conviction(s), you will need to be fingerprinted for a fee of $84.00, and then a certified copy of your CPIC Record will be mailed to you. For more information, please contact Alberta Fingerprinting Services.

File Destruction Services

Normally this service is to destroy a CPIC record and/or Police Records showing a Conditional Discharge, or Stayed, Dismissed or Withdrawn charges, as long as no other convictions appear on CPIC or Local Police Records and there are no other charges or police investigations pending

Note: Depending on what police agency has the file, and what type of disposition occurred (Alternative Measures, Peace Bond, Stay of Proceedings, Absolute Discharge, Conditional Discharge), there are waiting periods ranging from 3 months to 3 years, after the final disposition has passed. 

Our Edmonton office specializes in File Destruction Services for police files all over Canada. Our Canada-wide File Destruction Services includes the permanent and complete destruction of all local and federal police files; your fingerprints, your photograph, all notes taken by the police, all data entered into the local police and national police data-base system (CPIC) your FPS (FingerPrintSection) Number, and when the service is complete, we give you a Custom Designed Cover-Letter explaining how to navigate US Customs. To apply, please call our office, or complete our Secure Online Application and then click "Police File Destruction Services". Once your application is received we will send you some documents to sign and return in a SASE.  

Note: For two or more charges, this service includes a Privacy Act Information Request to obtain copies of all the information the arresting police detachment(s) has retained in their files. Doing this assures that all the information and documents the police have is included and detailed in our formal request to have all the information and documents destroyed. This assures that there is no trace evidence left behind on any level, so it's like the event never happened. 

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File Destructions take from 1 month to 1 year to be processed, depending on the police agency and Ottawa RCMP backlogs. Note: File Destructions may also require Biometric Fingerprinting in order to obtain an FPS Number and Court Date. File destructions are $495.00 per police file. For more information Contact Us.


Note: File Destructions for convictions after the person has been Pardoned are usually only granted after 10 years or more have passed without any further charges, investigations or convictions, and if you have multiple convictions or an Indictable conviction the police like to see at least 15 years of crime-free activity, and with no other negative police interactions whatsoever. Other reasons to obtain this service is to destroy a CPIC record after the death of a convicted person.

Pardoned Record Search

This service is for persons who have received a pardon but who now need a copy of their Sealed Criminal Record from the Ottawa RCMP. The most common reason to obtain a Pardoned Record Search is to show U.S. Customs officials exactly what you were pardoned for, after failing to properly answer their questions.

Court Record Search

This service is for persons who need a copy of their court records. Court records show if the charge(s) was/were dismissed, if the offense was Summary or Indictable, who the victim was, and all disposition information.

The most common reason to obtain a Court Record Search is to show U.S. Customs officials (upon request) that the charge(s) originally put on your criminal record was/were dismissed, or that the pardoned record was for a DUI charge(s), or one minor (summary) offense that was committed over 20-years ago.

The fee for a Pardoned Record Search and/or Court Record Search alone is $252.00. Court Records alone from the province of Saskatchewan are $352.00 for any amount.

To apply, please complete and submit a Secure Online Application and then click "Pardoned Record and/or Court Record Search".

Note: For Pardoned Records you will also need to get your fingerprints taken by Alberta Fingerprinting Services or your local biometric fingerprinting office, or your local police service.

Privacy Act Information Request

Privacy Act Information Requests are needed in order to obtain copies of all the information the arresting police detachment(s) has retained in their files. If you do not have detailed information regarding the offense(s) we may need to make a Privacy Act Information Request in order to get the information. Common reasons to obtain this service are to try and obtain the proof of age of a victim of Sexual Assault. Another reason is to gather police information and then make a formal request to have the information destroyed if you were never convicted of any crimes. It can also help when convictions are not put on CPIC and the information is needed in order to obtain a Canada Pardon or a US Waiver. Privacy Act Information Requests are $252.00 per police file. This means if you were arrested and charged by 2 different police agencies the fee will be $504.00.

For more information Contact Us.

To apply, please complete and submit a Secure Online Application and then click "Privacy Act Information Request".


Broken Criminal Record

If you have a criminal record and would like to have it sealed, you need to apply for a Pardon.