Skip to main content
  • 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?
       

Translate:

Bullying & Psychological Abuse

Bullying and psychological abuse is any action, verbal or non-verbal, that lessens a person’s sense of identity, dignity and self-worth.

Examples:

  • Words that are hurtful make the senior feel unworthy.
  • Not considering a person’s wishes. Removal of decision-making powers
  • Not respecting a person’s belongings or pets.
  • Threatening a senior,” Give me gas money or I won’t take you to visit your grandchildren.”
  • Treating a senior like a child.
  • Shunning, ignoring or lack of acknowledgement
  • Verbal intimidation, being forced into making decisions against the seniors’ will.
  • Threats of institutionalization – “Do what I say or I’ll put you in a home”
  • Not allowing the senior to socialize, including access to telephone, friends, neighbours, or attending social gatherings
  • Withholding of affection, such as refusing access to grandchildren