Australian Police Check, also known as National Police History Check, Criminal Record Check, Australian Criminal Record Check, Criminal History Check or just Police Check.
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), formerly known as CrimTrac partners with Australian Police agencies to provide the National Police Checking Service (NPCS). Each police jurisdiction, in conjunction with court records, collect Police History Information (PHI)within their own legislation and via their own systems and processes. This information is passed on to ACIC to be searchable and stored in a central database.
The NPCS facilitates controlled access to disclosable PHI of individuals from all Australian police jurisdictions. PeopleCheck are an Accredited Agency for ACIC and are subject to regular reviews and audits to ensure compliance.
Each police jurisdiction, along with Australian government departments and private Accredited Agencies, utilise the ACIC database to source their National Police History Checks. This includes the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
PeopleCheck are also an account holder with the AFP and can source Police Checks through this agency where a Police Certificate is required. We can discuss which Police Check is best for you in accordance with industry legislation and your background checking policy.
Please note that a Police Check is different from a Court Check.