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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?


Autism Awareness

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are terms to describe a group of complex disorders of brain development, often characterized by difficulties in communication, social interaction and repetitive behaviours.

Early signs of autism are often detected in children who are 12 to 24 months and may include:

  • Failure to develop language skills (verbal and non-verbal), or appearing to develop it and then regressing
  • Appearing deaf, responding intermittently or not responding at all to sounds presented to them
  • Difficulty sleeping or frequent waking at night
  • Failure to bond with parents or caregivers
  • Excessive tantrums
  • Limited imaginative play or no interest in playing with other children
  • Failure to “show” or “point to” objects
  • Gastrointestinal problems or repeated infections

If you suspect your child may have autism, then seek the opinion of a doctor or pediatrician as there are screening tools available.

The earlier the diagnosis can be confirmed, the earlier the necessary treatment can be implemented.