Fingerprint Destruction


Requests for Destruction of Fingerprints and Photographs

Following a review of the individual case, fingerprints and photographs concerning withdrawn or dismissed charges against first offenders may be expunged from the files of the Midland Police Service when a request is received in writing for the destruction of the material from the individual concerned, or his solicitor.

Such request must be made in writing to the Chief of Police.  

On receipt of such a letter, the record will be reviewed to ensure the disposition falls under the Eligible Dispositions and that the individual's history meets the Eligibility Criteria and, if so, a response will be provided stating that the Service will secure all fingerprints and photographic documents and request that the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) remove the information from their system.  

Upon notification from the R.C.M.P. that the record has been expunged, the Service will destroy the record(s) on his/her behalf, and will notify them in writing following the destruction.

Should a request not fall under the Eligibility Requirements for Destruction, the requestor will be informed in writing as to why their request has been refused, and shall be informed of their right to appeal the denial.

Any person feeling aggrieved by the Chief of Police's refusal to destroy their fingerprints and photographs, shall have the option to appeal to the Midland Police Services Board.   Appeals shall be held In-camera.

There is no fee charged for this service.

If you require further information or assistance, please contact:

Danielle Beauchamp
Executive Assistant
(705) 527-6633