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  • Information for Visitors to the Owen Sound Police Station - Until Further Notice

    If you feel ill or have any symptoms of a respiratory virus, we are asking visitors to please avoid coming to our police station until you feel better.

    If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. It is an emergency if someone’s immediate health, safety, or property is in immediate danger or there is a crime in progress.
    For non-emergencies, dial 519-376-1234 or use our on-line reporting system-
    To use our on-line system please make sure:


    • This is NOT an Emergency
    • This incident occurred within the Owen Sound City limits?
    • There are No Known suspects?
    • You have a valid email address?


Gangs: Getting Out & Staying Out

A gang is an organized group of three or more people who engage in criminal activity, create fear within a community, and who may have an identifying sign or symbol.

The following behaviours may suggest that a child is considering becoming involved with a gang:

  • Negative behaviour changes such as withdrawing from friends and family, declining school performance and attendance, and routinely breaking rules
  • Increased drug use and acquisition of weapons
  • A new interest in gang-inspired music, games, movies or media
  • Tattoos, or the frequent drawing of symbols on personal possessions
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Unexplained, or missing, cash or jewelry

To help keep children away from gang involvement:

  • Be a positive role model and spend time with your child
  • Encourage participation in extra-curricular, as well as in-school, activities and sports
  • Enforce rules and curfews
  • Encourage academic success
  • Talk openly about the dangers of gangs and criminal activity