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Police Forces Information

The following information will help you find what your local police force requires.

NOTE: While we have tried to ensure accuracy, police policies can change. You should check your local police force's website to find the most up-to-date information.

Halton Region (Oakville, Georgetown)

  • Cost: $20
  • Payment: Visa, MasterCard, Interac or cash
  • Time Required:
  • ID Required: 2 pieces, at least 1 photo, and 1 address
  • Website: Halton Police
  1. Go to any Halton District Police Station and ask for the proper form to complete a "Screening for a volunteer position working with children" police background check.
  2. You will need to hand the form in to the officer directly.
  3. Be sure to get a letter from the Leader Registrar to verify that you are volunteering.

Hamilton-Wentworth (Hamilton, Ancaster, Grimsby)

  • Cost: $15
  • Payment: Visa, MasterCard, Interac or cash
  • Time Required: 4 weeks
  • ID Required: (unknown)
  • Website: Hamilton Police
  1. Once you apply for leadership, you will be mailed a signed "Oneida Police Check Volunteer Form".
  2. Take the Oneida Police Check form and a Vulnerable Sector Screening [PDF] into Hamilton's Police Station.
  3. You will need to pick up the police check in person and mail to Oneida's Leader Registrar.

London

  • Cost: $40
  • Payment: Visa, MasterCard, Interac or cash
  • Time Required: 7 days
  • ID Required: Photo ID, with proof of London residency
  • Website: London Police
  1. Obtain a signed Agency Vulnerable Screening Form from Oneida's Leader Registrar and fill in a Volunteer Screening Form.
  2. Take the two forms to London's Police HeadQuarters
  3. London Police will mail the background check to Oneida's Leader Registrar.

Niagara Region (Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Welland)

  • Cost: $15
  • Payment: Visa, MasterCard, Interac or cash
  • Time Required: 6 weeks
  • ID Required: Photo ID (when picking up)
  • Website: Niagara Regional Police
  1. Contact Oneida's Leader Registrar to fill out a "Clearance 2" form, which is provided to Oneida by Niagara Police.
  2. The Leader Registrar is responsible for checking your ID, ensure the form is accurate and witnessing the form.
  3. Submit your completed form to Niagara Police.
  4. When you pick-up your completed check, you will need to bring ID with you.

OPP (all areas without a local force)

  • Cost: usually free
  • Payment: unknown
  • Time Required: unknown
  • ID Required: 2 pieces, 1 of them photo
  • Website: OPP Police
  1. Once you apply for leadership, you will be mailed a signed "Oneida Police Check Volunteer Form".
  2. Take the Oneida Police Check Volunteer Form to any OPP office and request a "police background check for volunteering with young children".
  3. When you recieve/pick-up your completed check, mail it to the Leader Registrar.

Ottawa

  • Cost: No Charge
  • Payment: N/A
  • Time Required: 15 days
  • ID Required: 2 pieces, one photo, must have DOB on it.
  • Website: Ottawa Police
  1. Once you apply for leadership, you will be mailed a signed "Oneida Police Check Volunteer Form".
  2. Take the "Oneida Police Check Volunteer Form" to any Ottawa Police Station
  3. Ask for a Police Record Check for persons seeking Volunteer roles primarily to serve the vulnerable sector. (You can fill out this form before you go to save time)
  4. Unknown whether it is mailed or picked up.

Peel Region (Brampton, Mississauga)

  • Cost: No Cost
  • Payment: N/A
  • Time Required: 3-8 weeks
  • ID Required: unknown, proof of residency
  • Website: Peel Police
  1. Contact the Leader Registrar to obtain a form that has been registered with Peel police. (it will be mailed to you)
  2. Take the form into 7750 Hurontario Street, Brampton
  3. Pick up the form from the same location.

Toronto

  • Cost: (submitted by camp)
  • Payment: Visa, MasterCard, Interac or cash
  • Time Required: unknown
  • ID Required: 2 pieces, 1 must be photo with signature
  • Website: Toronto Police
  1. Obtain a Toronto Police Check Form (NOT a "clearance letter") and mail it to Oneida's Leader Registrar.
  2. The Leader Registrar will submit your form and a signed "Oneida Police Check Form" to Toronto Police for processing.
  3. Toronto police will return the results to Oneida's registrar.

York Region (North York, Markham)

  • Cost: $15
  • Payment: Exact Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Debit Card or Certified Cheque
  • Time Required: unknown
  • ID Required: 2 pieces, 1 must be photo
  • Website: York Police
  1. Once you apply for leadership, you will be mailed a signed "Oneida Police Check Volunteer Form".
  2. Take your " Oneida Police Check Volunteer Form" to a York Regional Police Station. (note: they do not accept faxed signatures)
  3. Police will mail the results back to you.
  4. Mail your results to Camp Oneida's Leader Registrar.