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The mission of the SPVM’s Information Division is to identify, document, evaluate, interpret and relay threats to public safety from the criminal activities of individuals and groups.

This division is able to provide police record checks and has established partnerships with external organizations for the purpose of issuing police clearances (certificates of good conduct).

Obtaining a record suspension

  • Download our “Record Suspension” guide to find out about all the steps needing to be followed. Please note that the SPVM will only handle Montrealers's requests.
  • Fill out the form included in the National Parole Board’s "Record Suspension Application" Guide before contacting the SPVM to obtain a police record check.

Aînés - clientèle vulnérableObtaining a certificate of good conduct or a judicial record check

The service for individuals is offered to residents of Montréal or at the request of Montréal employers that do not have an agreement protocol with the SPVM.

Please go to:

1441, rue St-Urbain
Ground floor
Montréal (Québec)
H2X 2M6

Our office hours are from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed on holidays and during Christmastime
(from December 21 to January 6).

You will need to bring with you:

2 valid pieces of ID, including at least one with a photograph and one with a current address. (Unless a current address appears on one of the ID cards, proof of residency will be required.)

The proof of residency must be one of the following documents:

  • Photocopy of a lease
  • Copy of an invoice or statement of account from a telephone, electricity or cable company, or a school or municipal tax bill bearing the name and address of the individual

The fee is $105, payable in cash or by credit or debit card. 

Positions located outside of Canada

Please note that, according to rules et by the RCMP, vulnerable sector checks can only be performed for positions located within Canada. Police agencies are not authorized to perform vulnerable sector checks for positions located outside of Canada. This rule applies even if the person will be working for a Canadian organization.

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