VIDEO: Online Background Checks Now Available

The Windsor Police Service has launched a new online service for background checks.

In an effort to simplify and speed up the process of obtaining a record check, a form is now available on the WPS website.

Sergeant Steve Betteridge says the process is secure and features identity verification.

"What we are offering here now is the same product, if you will — the records check," says Betteridge. "But, they can do it 24/7, 365 days a year, from the comfort and privacy of your own home or from any electronic device that has Internet access."

The website also features detailed videos on how to properly apply for a background check. 

The cost for using the online service is just over $11 on top of the regular charge for a background check. Once cleared, the documentation will be mailed out via Canada Post.

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