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Criminal Online App Check Goes Live November-1-2019

Thu October 31, 2019

The process of conducting a criminal background check just got easier. At 5am on November-1-2019, the Saint John Police Force’s new app will be available.


‘The convenience of allowing people to submit their information online is something whose time has come,’ says Lesa Smart, Information Services Coordinator with the Saint John Police Force.

‘Whether you volunteer, coach sports or need a background check for employment purposes, the new app will not only save time but is a huge convenience for people working outside of the time frame when staff are available at the front desk at the Saint John Police Force station,’ adds Smart.

The processing time for a criminal background check is 7 days from time of completion. A reminder, you must be a resident of Saint John and able to verify your identity to use the online process.

Jim Hennessy
Manager of Communications/Public Information
Saint John Police Force