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Criminal Record Check (CRC)

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The Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) is used when an individual is applying to volunteer or seek employment to work in a position of trust or authority with vulnerable persons.  A serach of the RCMP National Respository of Criminal Records, including Record Suspension (Pardoned), sex offences records is conducted.  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:

-  In a position of dependence on others, or
-  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 VSC.

Some examples of positions involving members of the vulnerable sector are: teachers, social workers, day-care workers, sport coaches and volunteers.

*Note*     Persons must provide a letter from the organization describing the volunteer duties of the applicant before the VSC volunteer check can be completed.

DOPS will complete a VSC based on the applicant’s name, date of birth and gender. If no record is found, a completed Police VSC will be provided to the applicant.

If the VSC is inconclusive, a fingerprint based search will be required.

If 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 DOPS and will include the pardoned sexual offence information.

*Note*  All Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) results will be returned to DOPS.
             *  Upon receipt of the VSC information, the applicant will be contacted to pick-up the VSC return.

The Dakota Ojibway Police Service has the right to refuse to do a VSC's if they feel that the position does not meet the definition of a VSC.

What is a Vulnerable Sector Check?