University of Calgary

Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search

Submitted by laflammd on Mon, 11/03/2008 - 4:35pm.

All applicants admitted to the Faculty of Nursing are required to provide a current Police Information Check (also referred to as a Criminal Record Check) which must include a Vulnerable Sector Search.  In order to be considered “current”, the Police Information Check must be completed during the three months prior to admission (June 1 – August 31 for Fall Admission/October 1 – December 31 for Winter Admission).

The original Police Information Check must be presented to a Faculty of Nursing Student Advisor (located in Room 1235 of the Professional Faculties Building, University of Calgary), no later than the specified date on your Admission Checklist.  Without this documentation, admission to the Faculty will be rescinded.

Students who are concerned about the presence of a criminal record should contact the police department to discuss the process for eliminating or erasing such a record.  It is important that students keep the original Police Information Check for future employment purposes.

Failure to present a clear Police Information Check may result in admission being denied/rescinded. An internal University appeal process is available to applicants who are refused admission for this reason.

Subsequent to admission and at any time during the program, a student may be required to produce a current Police Information Check, the results of which could require their withdrawal from the program, in the sole discretion of the University.  If you are charged or convicted of a criminal offense at any time during your enrollment in the program, you are required to inform the Faculty of Nursing Undergraduate Program Office immediately.

To request a Police Information Check, you must visit the Calgary Police Service in person.  You will be required to present two pieces of government-issued identification, one of which must have a photograph (ie. driver’s license, passport, citizenship card). In order to verify that you will be involved in “unpaid” practicum experiences throughout your program, and to receive a reduced administration fee, you must provide the Calgary Police Service/RCMP Detachment with an official letter issued from the Faculty of Nursing.

Students who have lived in Calgary more than 12 months:

  • must arrange for a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search through:

Calgary Police Service - Police Information Check Unit
For location and further details, refer to the Calgary Police Service website at:
http://www.calgary.ca/cps/Pages/Public-services/Police-information-checks.aspx

Students who have moved to Calgary within the past 12 months:

  • must arrange for a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search through:

Calgary Police Service - Police Information Check Unit (see above)

  • must also complete a Faculty of Nursing “ Statutory Declaration – Police Information Check” form [contact a Faculty of Nursing Student Advisor for further details]

Students who have not yet moved to Calgary:

  • must arrange for a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search through:

The nearest local Police Service or RCMP detachment in the area where you currently reside. [NOTE: This process must be initiated before you move to Calgary.]