Record Suspension (Pardons)
Record Suspensions can be completed by individuals without the assistance of a lawyer or any other agency.
Record Suspension Application Booklets, Revised March 2012 may be picked up at any of the Chatham-Kent Police Service Centers. Please refer to Records Management Unit main page for addresses. The booklet may also be downloaded from the Parole Board of Canada website at https://www.canada.ca/en/parole-board/services/record-suspensions.html
Our system allows you to apply for a police record check 24 hours a day without having to attend our facility. All aspects of the process – including verification of your identification, and fee payment – are handled electronically. If there are no concerns or follow-up required, your record check documents will be returned to you.
This information is relevant only to persons currently in the process of applying to the Parole Board of Canada for a Record Suspension (Pardon).
As part of the application process to the Parole Board of Canada for a Record Suspension (Pardon), a person is required to obtain a specialized record check (Local Police Record Check) from every police service in whose jurisdiction they have resided in the past five (5) years.
This must be done using the official ‘Local Police Records Check Form’ from the Record Suspension Application Guide (Step 4) available here. The booklet and forms can be downloaded from the Parole Board website and presented at each police service from which this is required.
***ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS***
In some cases people may be unable to attend certain police services due to distance or other factors. Occasionally, people may hire a law firm or private company to assist them to obtain this information on their behalf, but this may be unnecessary.
You can save significant time and money by doing this yourself, as the process was designed. We have made it much easier for you to obtain the Local Police Records Check from many police services across Canada.
If you require this check to be conducted by the Chatham-Kent Police Service, it can now be done online without having to attend our offices.
Fee payment and identity verification is completed through an online process. You do not need to send us the form itself, our system will take your information and generate an electronic duplicate of this form with your details inserted in the appropriate fields.
After we process the check, we return the completed Parole Board form to you by mail. Once you have it back, all you need to do is sign the form in the designated spot and include it with the other paperwork you will be sending to the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) as part of your submission.
The form you will receive from us is the same form used by the Parole Board of Canada. They have reviewed this process and confirm that it meets their requirements.
If you wish to proceed, please click the “Register For Your Police Record Check” button to create an account and submit your information, payment, and identity verification process.
NOTE: this process is only for applications needing a police check specifically for a Record Suspension application. If you require a regular police check for employment, volunteering, licensing or other purposes, please click here instead to be taken to our regular site.
You do not need a lawyer or representative to apply for a Record Suspension. This will not accelerate the review of your applications or convey a special status on it. The Parole Board of Canada treats all applications in the same way.
You can apply for a Record Suspension by following the step-by-step instructions and submitting your completed application forms to the Parole Board of Canada with a $644.88 processing fee made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.
For more information or assistance with obtaining a Record Suspension you may call the Parole Board of Canada at 1-800-874-2652