Can an employer ask me if I have a police record? OLD

Find out what’s in your police record

If you've had contact with the police, you might want to find out what's in your police record. You can ask for a police record check at any time by filling out a form and paying a fee.

To do this, go to your local police station with 2 pieces of identification. One piece must be from the government and have your photo on it, for example, a passport or driver's licence.

The police will give you a written report with the results of the record check. When you see the report, you can think about:

  • what you will do if an employer asks for a police record check
  • whether you need to ask the police to correct or remove information
  • whether you want to apply for a

There's more information about these points in the Next Steps below.

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