Contact Information

Brandon Police Service

1020 Victoria Avenue
Brandon, MB

Emergencies 911

Non-Emergencies 204-729-2345


Online Background Checks


Online Criminal Record Check as part of a Pardon Applications

Are your submitting a record check as part of a Pardon application?


In-Person Appointments

For in-person appointments please contact the office directly at 204-729-2311 to schedule an appointment.

Criminal Record Check hours

  • Office hours are Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Statutory Holidays
  • The Police Criminal Record Check form and Self Declaration form may be downloaded from this website
  • You must present 2 pieces of identification (see list below)
  • You must reside inside the city limits of Brandon if you require the Vulnerable Sector Verification (see below section that details when this is needed)
  • Cash, Debit, Visa, or Mastercard are the forms of payment that Brandon Police Service accepts (extra originals provided at a reduced fee at the time of original request)



PDF Icon Police Criminal Record Check (154 KB)

PDF Icon Declaration of Criminal Convictions (335 KB)


*Please print forms double-sided on Letter sized paper


What type of Criminal Record Check do I need?

PDF Icon Applicant Fact Sheet (46 KB)


What type of Criminal Record Check do my employees need?

PDF Icon Agency Fact Sheet (55.18 KB)


Acceptable Forms of Identification

In order to obtain a Police Criminal Record Check, two (2) pieces of valid (not expired) government-issued identification must be provided. Proof of the applicant’s name, date of birth, address, signature and photo must be provided.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Passport
  • Citizenship
  • Canadian National Defence (Photo ID)
  • Indian Status Card
  • Travel Visa
  • Refugee Status Card
  • Landed Immigrant Card
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Firearms Licence


**Your identification must clearly indicate the fact that you are a resident of the City of Brandon**

If you are unable to produce two (2) pieces from the above, we will accept one (1) from the above and one (1) from the following:

  • Social Insurance Card
  • Manitoba Health Services Card
  • Valid Student Card will only be accepted if the first piece of ID provided shows proof of name, date of birth, current address & signature.


2024 Fees

Online Criminal Record Check $55.50
Walk-in Criminal Record Check $55.50
Walk-in Criminal Record Check (10 or more in a batch, per check) $43.25
Not for Profit agencies (Walk-in only) $13.00
Additional Certified Copy of Record Check at time of processing $14.00
Fingerprinting (set of two Hardcopy or electronic prints) $81.50* 
(*$47.50 for each additional set taken)
Police Reports
Per Report
Per report - 10 or more requests in a batch request


Vulnerable Sector Verification

The Vulnerable Sector Verification is used to determine if an individual applying to volunteer or work in a position of trust or authority with vulnerable persons has any convictions for a sexual offence listed in the Criminal Records Act for which a pardon was granted. In some cases, fingerprints may be required for submission to the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records to complete the verification.

Vulnerable persons are defined in the Criminal Records Act as persons who, because of age, a disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent are

  1. In a position of dependence on others, or
  2. Are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by a person in a position of authority or trust relative to them.

Any individual applying for work in a paid or volunteer position where they will be in a position of trust or authority of a vulnerable person may be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Verification. Some examples of positions involving members of the vulnerable sector are teachers, social workers, day-care workers, sports coaches and volunteers.

The Police Service will complete a Vulnerable Sector Verification based on the applicant’s name, date of birth and gender. If no record is found, a completed Police Vulnerable Sector Verification will be provided to the applicant.

If the Vulnerable Sector Verification is inconclusive, a fingerprint-based search will be required. If the RCMP confirms that the applicant has a pardoned sex offence, the information will be forwarded to the Minister of Public Safety to authorize disclosure of all or part of the information contained in the file. When the information is authorized for disclosure by the Minister, the criminal record associated with the applicant’s fingerprints will be returned to the Service and will include the pardoned sexual offence information. At this point, the Service will be required to obtain the applicant’s consent in writing for disclosure of the record(s). When the applicant has signed the form giving consent to release the record(s), the Service must forward the information to the requesting agency (employer or volunteer agency).

If the applicant chooses not to disclose their record(s), the Service will contact the requesting agency in writing indicating that the Service was unable to complete the Police Vulnerable Sector Verification.

The Brandon Police Service has the right to refuse to do a Vulnerable Sector Verification if they feel that the position does not meet the definition of a vulnerable sector check.

PDF Icon Do I need a Vulnerable Sector Check? (505 KB)


Certified Criminal Record

For those individuals with criminal records, the Brandon Police Service will not release the details of the criminal record. To obtain a certified copy of your criminal record, you must be fingerprinted by the Brandon Police Service which will be submitted to the RCMP in Ottawa. The RCMP will respond by letter directly to the applicant who in turn, will produce the results of the Criminal Record to the organization/firm or company.



A person may self-declare their conviction history. Self-Declaration should NOT include:

  • Absolute/Conditional Discharges pursuant to Section 730 of the Criminal Code
  • Convictions for which you have received a Pardon/Record Suspension pursuant to Section 730 of the Criminal Code
  • Youth convictions (Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA))
  • Charges where there were no convictions (charges were Withdrawn, Dismissed, etc.)
  • Provincial/Municipal offences
  • Any charges dealt with outside of Canada
  • Any charges for which you received a Stay of Proceedings


If the self-declaration matches the RCMP National Repository records, the Brandon Police Service will confirm the results of the criminal convictions as declared by the applicant. If the RCMP National Repository records do not match the self-declaration, fingerprints must be submitted to obtain a certified copy of your criminal record from the RCMP in Ottawa.

Youth Records – Generally the Brandon Police Service will not do a Criminal Record Check on persons under 18 for the purposes of employment or volunteering. Youth records remaining on the record for specific purposes and periods listed in Section 119(1) and (2) after the person becomes an adult will not be released unless they are granted specific access under those sections of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Youth records may be disclosed to the Government of Canada or the government of a province or municipality for the purposes of employment or obtaining services. They may not be disclosed to other, non-government employers or organizations for which volunteer services are to be performed. The criminal record may be released to a consenting youth.



Your request will be processed in order of receipt. Completion dates are subject to the complexity and volume of individual requests and the availability of resources to process those requests. Please check with our staff when submitting your request for an approximate return date.

The results of the check will be mailed to the applicant. The results indicate which searches have been undertaken, as well as the appropriate standard response and criminal history, if applicable.

Applicants who have completed a Police Vulnerable Sector check may wish to have information excluded from their results. If you are wanting to apply for the Reconsideration Process, or to find out if you qualify, please use the following link:

PDF Icon Reconsideration Process Info (88 KB)

PDF Icon Request for Reconsideration (181 KB)