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Police Record Check Details:

Since 2004 we have required Police Record Checks of our volunteers.
All coaches new to BNW Soccer or that have no PVSC on record with Byron Soccer or NorWest Soccer are required to complete a PVSC, in the name of NorWest Soccer Optimist Soccer Club, and submit it to the office as early in the year as possible, keeping in mind that PVSC take 6-8 weeks to come back. Coaches are NOT permitted to represent BNW Soccer or on any BNW Soccer training surface without having filed a PVSC or Waiver/Declaration Form in the name of Byron Optimist Soccer Club or NorWest Optimist Soccer Club with the BNW Soccer office. 

BNW Soccer Waiver/Declaration Form:

This option is ONLY available under the circumstances described here; IF the NW Soccer office can verify that you have filed a police check with our office in the name of Byron Optimist Soccer or NorWest Optimist Soccer Club since 2016, you may be eligible to complete a waiver/declaration instead of completing a new PVSC.
Please contact complinace@byronsoccer.ca to confirm.

 London Police Service - for London volunteers:

The fee is $15 (+HST) for volunteers and INCLUDES the RCMP fingerprinting should it be required for you.
A letter confirming your volunteerism with our office will be required for checks completed at the police station.
Contact: compliance@byronsoccer.ca to request one.

Wow! You don't need to stand in line!

Or at least, most won't, so that should, at least, make the lines shorter! 
If you are a current resident of London, 21 or older and have an established credit history in Canada, such as credit cards, bank loans or a mortgage, you may submit your record check request ON-LINE from the comfort of your home, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
This includes payment and authentication of your identity through your credit history ("soft touch").
Completed record checks will be mailed to your home address.
The website is hosted by LPS partner Forrest Green Solutions; follow this link for more information and to submit your request online.
Applicants that do not have a credit history and do not qualify to submit their record check request online may attend the London Police Service Records Screening Unit in person, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – closed on Wednesdays and holidays.
Please see me for a Volunteer Letter before making this trip to the station.
All applicants are required to be a resident of London, Ontario, Canada, regardless of where you are seeking employment and/or a volunteer position.
About 15% of our volunteers receive a letter from the RCMP requiring their attendance for fingerprint verification. This requires an additional $13.56 and a letter of volunteerism from our office. These MUST be verified by our office once the additional screening has been completed. Once this is done, we will credit your account the $17.00 police check cost.
If you receive a notice from LPS that your fingerprints are required, please contact policechecks@norwestsoccer.com ASAP for a "Volunteer letter."
Completed Police Checks can be picked up M-F 8-8, S&S 8-6 at the front counter.


"Applicants are required to have 2 pieces of government issued identification; one MUST have your full name, date of birth, photo and signature.
Examples of acceptable photo ID (any government issued Photo Identification containing name, date of birth, signature)
  • - Provincial Driver's License 
  • - Foreign Driver's License 
  • - Canadian or Foreign Passport 
  • - Provincial ID card 
  • - Canadian Citizenship Card (current photo) 
  • - Canadian Permanent Resident Card (current photo)
  • - Certificate of Indian Status 
Secondary ID may be any government-issued ID displaying your full name,
  • - Birth Certificate 
  • - Social Insurance Card 
  • - Additional primary ID as listed above
** For applicants under the age of 16, a Student ID Card displaying your full name may be accepted in exceptional circumstances, upon approval of a London Police Service Supervisor."

Q: If I obtained a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) the previous year and had to be fingerprinted, why would I have to do it again?

A: A Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) is a point-in-time search only.  Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) destroys fingerprint submissions relative to civil screening (including vulnerable sector checks) when the search is completed and the results are returned to the police agency. The fingerprints are not added to the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records and are not saved for future purposes.
The Criminal Records Act requires the results of a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) be disclosed to the person or organization that requested the verification. For this reason, an individual may be required to submit fingerprints in support of a subsequent request for a Police Vulnerable Sector Check.
The RCMP website supplies more information at:
If you have questions or concerns about the LPS police check process they may be answered here:
Ontario Provincial Police - for volunteers living outside of London according to their driver's license
Please visit our office or contact complinace@byronsoccer.ca if you are a volunteer whose address is not listed as London on your ID.