category: Fingerprinting

RCMP Fingerprinting Policy Change

RCMP Fingerprinting Policy Change

The RCMP have recently changed the way they evaluate fingerprints while processing background check requests. These changes have increased the level of quality required for fingerprints to be deemed acceptable. Previously, fingerprints of moderate quality may have been flagged for manual handling by an officer, resulting in a slower, but often successful, request. Currently, fingerprints that are of insufficient quality will result in a name and date of birth criminal record search.