Police Vulnerable Sector Check Results

If No Record is Found

  • A completed Vulnerable Sector Check will be provided to the applicant.

If an "Inconclusive" Record is Found

An inconclusive record (or potential match) can result from a person having the same sex and date of birth of a known pardoned offender.

Next Steps

  • Guelph Police Service will mail out a letter indicating that fingerprinting is required.
  • The applicant must book a fingerprint appointment to complete the Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • If the applicant does not make an appointment for fingerprints, the application for the police clearance check will not be completed and will be destroyed in 60 days.
  • There are no refunds.


  • Fingerprints are submitted to the RCMP electronically to confirm or refute the potential match.
  • If fingerprints are done and results indicate a clear check, the Vulnerable Sector Check will be mailed to the applicant at the address supplied.
  • If fingerprints are done and the RCMP confirms that the applicant has a pardoned 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 Guelph Police Service (GPS) and will include the pardoned offence information.
  • At this point the GPS 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) GPS must forward the information to the requesting agency (employer or volunteer agency).
  • If the applicant chooses not to disclose their record(s) GPS will contact the requesting agency in writing indicating that the GPS was unable to complete the Vulnerable Sector Check.

For more information regarding Vulnerable Sector Checks please visit the RCMP website, or click here for more FAQ's regarding the Vulnerable Sector Checks.