CBE and Calgary Police Service transition to ePICs
The Calgary Police Service (CPS) transitioned to electronic police information check (ePICs) this month. The change from a paper application to an online process impacts the CBE in a two different ways: how we process new employee checks, and how we process volunteer checks.
New volunteers will still report to the school office for identity verification. Once school administrative staff has verified the prospective volunteer’s identity, they will provide them with a volunteer ePIC letter.
A prospective volunteer can then proceed with their online volunteer check at their convenience, from their own computer. There will continue to be no cost for volunteers to apply for an ePIC, as this is covered by Volunteer Alberta.
Some new hires or volunteers may not have access to the necessary computer equipment at home to complete the online process. CPS has several locations where candidates can obtain PICs in person. Additionally, the Calgary Police Service’s ePIC website has instructional manuals and tutorials to assist candidates through the ePIC process if needed.