Calgary Police Service

Police Information Checks – cost and payment

NOTE: If you require a Police Information Check for Immigration purposes you can apply online or attend any of our locations in person.

Do you need to obtain a Police Information Check from the Calgary Police Service? Please see our step-by-step instructions for obtaining a Police Information Check.

The costs for a Police information check are:

Please Note:  Once an applicant has submitted a request for a Police Information Check, there will be no refund issued. The onus is on the applicant to ensure they require a Police Information Check for their intended purpose and have the correct information. If you have any questions please contact our main office first before making application.

Payment can be made by AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, or Interac/Debit. Cash is also accepted at the CPS Westwinds Campus only.

  • $55.00 if required for employment; adoption, immigration, or other
  • $15.00 if required for an unpaid practicum only (with a letter from your organization)
  • $15.00 if required for volunteer positions (with a letter from your organization dated within 6 months of your Police Information Check application)
    • To be eligible for the $15 fee, applicants must obtain a letter issued from the organization stating the person’s name and the capacity they will be involved with i.e. volunteering or an unpaid practicum and must be signed by designate from that organization.  If the agency is a non-profit organization and is on the Volunteer Screening Program with a VSPN, this number must be quoted on the letter to qualify for the waiver of the $15 fee.
  • $0.00 if required for a volunteer position and the non-profit organization is on a VSPN registered with Calgary Police Service under the old VPIC program. Individual must have a letter from the organization with the agency information on it and letter must be dated within 6 months of Police Information Check application.
    • If your volunteer organization has a Volunteer Screening Program Number (VSPN) issued by Volunteer Alberta, letters must include the following information on the agency’s letterhead:
      • Date
      • Applicants full name
      • Position the volunteer is applying for
      • VSPN and approved position code(s) (if applicable)
      • Signature of the Agency representative or designate (Note: Electronic signatures and copies will be accepted) 

Please Note: Participating non-profit organizations that have a VSPN (Volunteer Screening Program Number are required to update their existing profile on the Calgary Police Service ePIC online system and upload their VSPN approval letter from Volunteer Alberta.

Contact us

If you should have any further questions, please contact the Police Information Check.​​


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