On-line criminal record checks soon available in Bathurst

Bathurst Police, New Brunswick

Residents of Bathurst could soon be able to request a criminal record check from the comfort of their own home.

Council gave its police force the green light last week to negotiate  with a company offering the service on-line.

Bathurst Police Chief Ernie Boudreau say there's no extra cost to the city tax-payer, as those requesting the check pay the fee.

Boudreau says the system is being used by other police departments across the Canada.