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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?


Record Checks

Please note that all Criminal Record Checks are currently being offered online only due to Covid-19.  Please start a check by clicking HERE.



Criminal Record checks should be conducted by the agency the person is policed by.

    In person Criminal Record Check

    Owen Sound residents can attend in person at:

    Owen Sound Police Service
    922 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario.

    The person attending is required to bring with them 2 pieces of identification as follows:

    • Driver’s Licence along with a second form of government issued identification
    • Students are allowed a student card in lieu of a Driver’s Licence


    Payment is required upon submission of the request with fees as follows:

    • $50 for employment purposes
    • $25 for educational placement purposes
    • No fee for volunteer purposes however the applicant must be a resident of Owen Sound AND the volunteer position must be in Owen Sound