REMINDER! Criminal Record Check Blitz! Sat. Sept 30th from 8 am to 4 pm

Hosted by the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP.

(Collingwood/The Blue Mountains, ON.) The Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are hosting criminal record checks that will be completed while applicants wait.

The blitz will take place at the Collingwood OPP detachment on Saturday, September 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the detachment offices aren't normally open to make it easier for people who are at work during normal office hours.

The record check blitz is open to any resident of Collingwood and The Blue Mountains.

If a vulnerable sector check is required, which would include anyone working with children or the elderly, applicants must bring the letter requesting that check with them.

Checks for employment purposes will cost $25 in cash (exact amount).

Two pieces of identification must be provided at the time of application (one must be photo identification). Copies of identification will not be accepted.

Acceptable forms of photo identification include LCBO Bring Your Identification cards, military employment cards, Canadian citizenship cards, First Nations status cards, passports, permanent resident cards, Canadian National Institute for the Blind cards, firearms possession and acquisition licences, Ontario photo ID (issued by the MTO), Nexus cards and Fast Pass cards.

Acceptable non-photo identification includes birth certificates, baptismal certificates, hunting licences, outdoors cards, Canadian blood donor cards and immigration papers.

Ontario health cards and social insurance number cards are not permitted to be used as identification due to legislative restrictions.

Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP completed more than 2,000 criminal record checks in 2016 and 1,270 between January and August in 2017.

Anyone who has any questions is asked to call the OPP ahead of time so that the process can run smoothly at the event. The Collingwood detachment can be reached at 705-445-4321 and The Blue Mountains detachment number is 519-599-6644.

Contact: PC Martin Hachey

                Media Officer

Phone: (705) 445-4321

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