Online criminal record checks
Following a six-month pilot program for online criminal record checks, the Alberta RCMP ended the pilot on March 6, 2022. The pilot of the tool began in in the fall of 2021 in select detachments across the province in an effort to provide an option for efficient access to the public.
While having an online tool was valuable, the platform model used became a complex undertaking for 12 detachments. As a result, expansion to detachments throughout the province would not have been efficient.
Although this online criminal record check pilot tool will no longer be utilized, there have been several key points of learning throughout the six month pilot period. These technical and logistical insights will prove useful for future tool development when the Alberta RCMP explores similar options in the future for a more user- friendly platform that could benefit Albertans.
Being able to support the public with access to policing services online is a goal for the Alberta RCMP.
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