RECORD CHECK REQUIREMENTS FOR SPMHA TEAM OFFICIALS
All SPMHA coaches & assistant coaches are required to submit a current RCMP Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check (CRC) and a Child & Family Services Intervention Record Check (IRC) when selected for their position. SPMHA requires updating of CRC’s on a regular basis. If unsure of your CRC status, please consult with the SPMHA Manager Director. All coaches requiring CRC's must have them completed and submitted to the SPMHA Office no later than November 15th of each season.
Criminal Record Checks/Vulnerable Sector Check
Must be completed every 3 years. Your team manager will be provided a letter from SPMHA requesting a CRC. You must present this letter to your local RCMP Detachment, and they will supply you a CRC at no cost to you. Completed CRC's must be dropped off at the SPMHA Office.
Sherwood Park (Strathcona) RCMP Detachment
Intervention Record Checks
Must be completed every year. Forms will be distributed to your Team Manager at the SPMHA Manager Meetings, or can be obtained directly from the Sherwood Park Children's Services office. IRCs can take up to a month to be completed. Children's services will provide a receipt stating that an IRC request has been submitted. Search results need to be delivered to the SPMHA Office. Please provide the submission receipt if you are not going to receive your IRC search results before the November 15th deadline.
Sherwood Park / Strathcona County Children's Services
It is expected that all SPMHA Team Officials do not posess a criminal record; however SPMHA realizes that there are possible extenuating circumstances surrounding all situations. If a volunteer’s CRC reports that there may be files in the RCMP system, the process will continue with a review by the SPMHA CRC committee. The committee will determine the volunteer’s eligibility to perform their duties, and the volunteer must wait for the committee’s decision process to be completed prior to stepping into their role.