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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- https://www.owensoundpolice.com/report-crime
    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?
       

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Freedom of Information Requests

Information requests are received under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and are dealt with pursuant to legislation.  Freedom of Information Request forms can be obtained on line or in person.  Need further information regarding the Act: LEARN MORE

 

How to Make a Freedom of Information Request

Requests can be made at the front desk of Owen Sound Police Service 922 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound. Applicants will be asked to fill out a Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act form and pay a legislated $5 application fee.

Please note, applicants will be asked to provide photo identification at the time of the request.

Requests can also be made in writing by completing the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act form and mailing it to:

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

Along with the access form, please include a cheque or money order payable to Owen Sound Police Service. You must also include a photocopy of one piece of government-issued photo identification with your request.

 

Under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Owen Sound Police Service has 30 days to respond to your request. Requests will not be accepted or fulfilled via the Internet.

 

Additional Fees

A request for personal information may be subject to 20 cents per page photocopying charges, above the initial application fee.

A request for general information may be subject to a search time charge of $30 per hour, a preparation time charge of $30 per hour and 20 cents per page photocopying charges. Owen Sound Police Service has set fees for certain records, including video and audio statements, 9-1-1 calls and photographs.

Applicants will be advised of any additional fees that may apply to your Freedom of Information request