The Records & Information Management Unit is responsible for setting policy and procedures regarding the handling, use, preservation, and disposition of the Service's information assets.  This includes setting retention schedules for Service records, providing storage for maintenance of inactive records, safe preservation, and accessibility of archival records.

Contact & Location Information

Records Supervisor - Criminal Records
905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1024276

Records Supervisor - CPIC
905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1024274

Information Management Supervisor - Privacy and Access
905-688-4111,option 3,  extension 1024393

Records Manager
905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1024566

5700 Valley Way
Niagara Falls, Ontario   L2E 1X8

Fax: 905-358-6112

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



NRPS Locations and Front Desk Hours 

  • 1 District - 198 Welland Ave., St. Catharines (Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • 2 District - 5700 Valley Way, Niagara Falls (Records Counter Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • 2 District - 5700 Valley Way, Niagara Falls (Front Desk open 24/7)
  • 3 District - 5 Lincoln St., Welland (Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • 5 District - 650 Gilmore Rd., Fort Erie (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • 6 District - 501 Fielden Ave., Port Colborne (Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • 8 District - 45 Clarke St., Grimsby (Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) 

Fee Schedule



Property Damage or Loss Report

$56.50 (each) - includes H.S.T.

Insurance Synopsis Letter

$45.20 (each) - includes H.S.T.

Motor Vehicle Collision Officer Notes & Witness Statements

$56.50 (each) - includes H.S.T.

Police Record Check (Paid Employment) - PCRC, PCRJMC, PVSC


Police Record Check (Volunteer) - PCRC, PCRJMC

Free (effective April 1st, 2022)

Police Record Check (Volunteer) - PVSC


Police Record Check (Unpaid Student Placement) - PCRC, PCRJMC, PVSC


Record Suspension Application (Local Police Record Check)


Fingerprints (in certain circumstances)


Fingerprint & Photograph Destruction Request


Categories of Criminal Offences

The main categories of criminal offences in Canada are summary conviction offences and indictable offences. Summary offences are less serious and indictable offences are more serious. Many offences can be prosecuted as either a summary offence or an indictable offence — the Crown prosecutor makes this choice. These offences are called dual offences or hybrid offences. Examples of the different categories of offence types are (but are not limited to):
  • Indictable offences – fingerprinted under Section 2 of the Identification of Criminals Act – Murder, Assault Bodily Harm, Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm, Break Enter and Theft (re: dwelling house), etc.
  • Summary offences – not fingerprinted – i.e. Transportation Fraud, Trespassing by Night, Cause a Disturbance, etc.
  • Hybrid offences – considered an indictable offence for the purposes of applying Section 2 of the Identification of Criminals Act – Public Mischief, Obstruct Police, Careless Storage of Firearm, Sexual Interference