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OWEN SOUND POLICE MEMBER RECOGNIZED WITH QUEEN’S JUBILEE COMMEMORATIVE COIN

During a short ceremony today at the Owen Sound Police Station Special Constable Cory Fernando was recognized by Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Member of Parliament Alex Ruff with the presentation of a Queen’s Jubilee Commemorative Coin and certificate. 

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OWEN SOUND POLICE SERVICE COMMUNITY SURVEY

We want to hear from you!

The Owen Sound Police Services Board, in collaboration with the Owen Sound Police Service (OSPS), wants to hear your perceptions of crime, neighbourhood concerns, and satisfaction with police services and public safety in the City of Owen Sound.

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Human Trafficking Investigation Results in Arrest & Several Charges Laid

The Owen Sound Police Service has concluded a Human Trafficking Investigation which has resulted in the arrest of a 43 year old Owen Sound male for several sex related criminal charges.  The man was arrested on Monday November 21st, 2022 after investigators were alerted about a local 15 year old girl being exploited for sexual services.

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WINTER WEATHER KEPT OWEN SOUND POLICE BUSY THIS WEEKEND

This weekend’s heavy snowfall caused motorists to struggle with driving within the city.  Although there were only a few collisions reported to police, officers did spend a significant period of time each day assisting driver’s and assisted over two dozen on Sunday alone. 

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Owen Sound Police Launch Citizen’s Police Academy

Have you ever wondered what policing in Canada is really like?  The Owen Sound Police Service is excited to announce the launch of their inaugural Citizens Police Academy, an opportunity for interested community members to take a deep dive into the world of policing operations here in Owen Sound.

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Joint Force Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

The Owen Sound Police Service partnered with the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministry of Finance for a joint forces operation focusing on commercial vehicles.

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AGGRESSIVE DRIVER CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING

On Saturday October 22nd just before 1:00 p.m., a member of the Owen Sound Police Service was conducting proactive traffic enforcement in the 600 block of 6th Street East, Owen Sound.  The officer observed a vehicle being driven in an aggressive manner and as a result initiated a traffic stop in order to investigate.  The police investigation determined that the 27-year-old male driver was under the influence of alco...

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MAN CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED AFTER VEHICLE CRASHES INTO HYDRO POLE

The Owen Sound Police Service, along with the Owen Sound Fire Department, attended the scene of a motor vehicle collision in the 600 block of 10th Street West. A vehicle had lost control and struck a hydro pole at the top of the hill, causing major damage to both the vehicle and the pole.

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Operation Impact – Put your best foot forward this weekend

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Operation Impact 2022, a national public awareness campaign aimed at making Canada's roads the safest in the world. By promoting safe driving behaviours, we hope to help prevent collisions, save lives, and reduce injuries on our roads.

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SINGLE VEHICLE MVC, TRUCK TOTALLED, UTILITY POLE AND HOUSE DAMAGED

 

On October 2, 2022 at approximately 8:10 am the Owen Sound Police were alerted to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of 2500 block 3rd Avenue West Owen Sound.

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Major Drug Seizure in Grey-Bruce Area

The Owen Sound Police Service continues its commitment to community safety and drug enforcement.

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MAN CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING AFTER FAILING TO STOP FOR POLICE

On Sunday September 25th just before 12:00 p.m....

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Owen Sound Police, REACH Centre Grey Bruce and OSHaRE Partnership – Community Collaboration

The Owen Sound Police Services is thrilled to announce a joint partnership with the REACH Centre Grey Bruce and OSHARE for the provision of detainee meals.

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POLICE SEEK INFORMATION AFTER THEFT FROM VEHICLES

Owen Sound Police are investigating a series of thefts from vehicles overnight. Police responded to the 500 block of 13th Street A West on Friday morning after a citizen reported a large quantity of tools being stolen from a vehicle. It is believed that multiple vehicles were entered sometime around 1:00 AM.

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Auxiliary Police Constable

The Owen Sound Police Service is now accepting applications for the positions of Auxiliary Police Constable. As an Auxiliary Constable, you support the Police Service in a volunteer capacity and give back for the right reasons!
Minimum Requirements to apply:

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Owen Sound Police Investigating 10th Street Collision

On Thursday August 11th, 2022 shortly before 11 a.m. Owen Sound emergency services personnel responded to a collision involving a pick- up truck and a motorcycle at the intersection of 10th Street West and 1st Avenue West, Owen Sound.

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Counterfeit Toonies in Owen Sound

The Owen Sound Police Service would like to inform citizens of Owen Sound about the prevalence of counterfeit toonies circulating in our community. A number of these coins have been located through our local businesses and banks within the city. The Owen Sound Police Service would like to provide education in regards to what you can look for to identify these fakes....

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Horse Barn Mischiefs

Between June and July of 2022, the Community Oriented Response and Enforcement Unit (C.O.R.E), of the Owen Sound Police Service, conducted an investigation into numerous and ongoing acts of mischief to the building known as the “Horse Barn” on the fair-grounds property. Numerous public complaints regarding spray painting and other damage had been received.

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Officers Kept Busy With Motor Vehicle Collisions

Owen Sound Police were kept busy on Friday night responding to 4 separate motor vehicle collisions.

Shortly after 6:00 p.m., officers responded to a collision at the intersection of 14th Street West and 2nd Avenue West involving two motor vehicles. 3 people were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police are requesting anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Constable Bill Ringel 519-376-1234 ext 162.

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Vehicle Recovered From Georgian Bay

In the early morning hours of 21JUL2022, the Owen Sound Police Service responded to the west harbour wall regarding a vehicle that had entered the waters of Georgian Bay.

Recovery efforts were commenced by the Owen Sound Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Owen Sound Fire Department and Grey County EMS. The vehicle was recovered by the Ontario Provincial Police, Underwater Search and Rescue Team and a 38-year-old Owen Sound woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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