There is an increasing demand for police records checks, both in the private and voluntary sectors. In completing these checks, police services are constantly striving for the perfect balance between public safety and personal privacy.
Now, some new changes to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police's Law Enforcement and Records Managers Network (LEARN) Committee's Police Record Check Guidelines will assist in these matters. By listening to the community's concerns regarding non-conviction disclosure practices in Ontario and working diligently with community and government partners, the OACP and LEARN Committee have made some important, positive changes. This will help to provide a fairer, more consistent outcome in the police record check system for citizens.
"The Durham Regional Police Service supports the new changes to the LEARN Police Record Check Guidelines and looks forward to adopting this new process in the coming months," said Deputy Chief Scott Burns. "We congratulate the OACP and the LEARN committee on the work that they have done with the community stakeholders to strike a greater balance between public safety and personal privacy."
We will continue to provide updates to the community as the new process unfolds at DRPS.
For more information, please visit the OACP website.
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