Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC)

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What is an Enhanced Police Information Check?

The Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) was created to provide Sterling Backcheck’s clients with an unprecedented scope of conviction and selected non-conviction information.

Managers using E-PIC (Enhanced Police Information Check), also known as a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check, in support of their hiring decisions can be assured they are receiving a thorough and consistent criminal screening process for each applicant.

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The E-PIC Consists of Two Components:

  • Criminal Record Check (CRC) A search of adult convictions held within the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records.
  • Local Police Information (LPI) Judicial Matter Check–searches of additional convictions outside of the National Repository and Judicial Matters as reported by local police jurisdictions.

What Shows Up on an E-PIC?

In addition to criminal convictions found in the National Repository, this in-depth search includes:

  • Charges
  • Warrants
  • Peace Bonds
  • Prohibition Orders
  • Release Conditions
  • Probation Orders
  • Recent Convictions not yet registered in the National Repository

All checks are conducted by Sterling Backcheck’s Canadian Police Partner Agencies. Information is only flagged in accordance with applicable privacy and police information laws.

Checks are completed in 4 hours or less

What’s the Difference Between E-PIC and CCRC?

Understanding the differences between the two search types will help your organization make a better choice, based on its unique requirements.

Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC)

The Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) includes searches that may be under criminal convictions that did not establish a Criminal Record or that may be in addition to a Criminal Record.

E-PIC also discovers active judicial matters such as:

  • Pending Criminal Charges
  • The Interim Release Conditions
  • Arrest Warrants
  • Post-Sentencing Outcomes
  • Terms of Probation
  • Non-Conviction Outcomes
  • Conditional Discharges
Canadian Criminal Record Check (CCRC)

The Canadian Criminal Record Check (CCRC) is a fingerprint-based compilation of one or more criminal convictions in the National Repository administered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Individuals who have a Criminal Record will have been fingerprinted in relation to every indictable offence they were charged with and for which a conviction was subsequently rendered by the courts.

Is an Enhanced Police Information Search (E-PIC) Right for Your Organization?

Your organization should consider E-PIC to identify potentially relevant and releasable police information that does not appear on a criminal record check.

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E-PIC provides the most comprehensive criminal checks, combining criminal record check and local police information. Start hiring with confidence. Click the option that best describes you.

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