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  • Police Recruit Constable applications now being accepted

    Recruit Police Constable

    The Owen Sound Police Service is recruiting for the position of Police Constable. Applications from non-experienced applicants are currently being accepted.

    All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for a police officer as identified in the Ontario Police Services Act. In addition, candidates must possess a valid Ontario driver’s licence (Class G or higher) and have no criminal convictions. Being certified in standard First Aid and CPR (Level “C”) is preferable.  

    Applicants must have completed phase 1 of the OACP Constable Selection System.  More information on this process can be found at   Accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request, in relation to materials or processes to be used throughout the hiring process.

    The successful candidate will be subject to a comprehensive background check as well as physical and psychological assessments.


A History of Service

The town of Owen Sound came into existence on January 1, 1857. The first Chief Constable was John Mills who had 6 Constables to assist him in addressing issues involving dogs running wild, liquor flowing freely, garbage and how to control the entertainers passing through town. In 1858 a Special Constable was appointed with the task of looking after pigs running at large. Since those humble and challenging beginnings, the Owen Sound Police Service has evolved into today's highly trained, community based police service.

Persons interested in learning more about the history of the Owen Sound Police Service are recommended to obtain a copy of Preserving the Peace – A History of the Owen Sound Police Force 1840-1990 at a cost of $15. Requests can be made through email at