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Fingerprint and Photograph Destruction Form

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) will accept requests for the destruction of photographs and fingerprints from OPS Records Management System under the following criteria:

  • You have no criminal convictions; and
  • You are at least 18 years of age; and
  • You do not currently have any outstanding charges before the Courts; and
  • You are not wanted by any police service.

Related charges must have originated from an OPS case to have this destruction request processed. If the charges originated from another police service, please contact the originating police service regarding the destruction of fingerprints or photographs.


SECTION 1: PERSONAL INFORMATION



SECTION 2: LAWYER/AGENT INFORMATION (if applicable)


 


SECTION 3: WHEN TO APPLY


Charges withdrawn or dismissed: You are eligible to apply four (4) months after the final court date.

Stayed Charges: You are eligible to apply one (1) year after the final court date.

Acquittal: You are eligible to apply four (4) months after the final court date; if for reasons of "not criminally responsible" or due to a mental disorder, you can apply five (5) years after the final court date.

Peace Bond: Applications are accepted once the peace bond has expired (typically one year).

Diversion: You are eligible to apply two (2) years after the final court date.

Absolute Discharge: You are eligible to apply after one (1) year of the final court date.

Conditional Discharge: You are eligible to apply after three (3) years of the final court date.

Please do NOT submit your application unless you meet the above time criteria.


CONSENT TO DESTROY FINGERPRINTS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND CRIMINAL HISTORY

I hereby request that the Ottawa Police Service consider destroying my fingerprints and photographs for the charges listed above. I acknowledge that I will be notified in writing, to the address provided above, when a decision has been made and when the process has been completed.

NOTE: Other Ottawa Police Service in-house records pertaining to this incident may exist. These records will be purged in accordance with the Ottawa Police Service "Policy for the Retention and Destruction of Records." For further information regarding these records, please contact the Freedom of Information Unit at 613-236-1222 Ext# 5735 or Ext# 5388