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The Owen Sound Police Service (OSPS) is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you may provide when visiting our website. Part of that commitment is to explain what information may be collected why, how it will be used and who may have access to it. Our practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the privacy provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

Please note that changes to this Privacy Statement may occur as technologies and business requirements change and any such changes will be posted on this page.

This privacy statement applies to interactions with the OSPS webserver. It does not apply to any other website. Following is an overview of our website practices.

Personal Information

When you visit the OSPS website, you do so anonymously - there is no need to tell us who you are. If you direct an inquiry to a person or unit, we will ask you to provide your name and mailing address or e-mail address for the purpose of responding to your inquiry. Only those who "need to know" will have access to the personal information provided.

Those who voluntarily subscribe to receive OSPS website email notifications may remove themselves from such notifications at their discretion. Any email sent to an "opt-in" list will include directions for how a user may remove him or herself from the list, or a URL where the user may find such directions.

Please see Freedom of Information for inquiries related specifically to any personal information maintained by the Owen Sound Police Service.

Logging and Cookies

The OSPS will track the domains from which people visit our site and analyze this data for trends and statistics. Our logging is passive and is not used to maintain any information on site visitors. Logged information is recorded in non-identifiable form and is used only by OSPS staff.

The OSPS employs "cookies" to provide a user with tailored information. A cookie is a small piece of information our server asks your browser to store and give back to the server verbatim at a later time. Much like a dry-cleaning ticket is used to make sure you get the same clothes back when you visit, a cookie is used to make sure you get the same tailored information back when you visit. On it's own, the dry-cleaning ticket, or cookie doesn't contain any personally identifiable information, and doesn't have any use other than to relate to a previous transaction. Our cookies do not store any personal information about you, nor are they able to access any information on your computer.


OSPS does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information on this website, or in links provided by this website. A link between the OSPS website and any other website does not imply endorsement or sponsorship of that website.

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Owen Sound Police Service
922 2nd Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 4M7

Non-emergency: 519-376-1234
Emergency: 911


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