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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 www.oacpcertificate.ca.   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.

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Car & Booster Seat Safety

Ensure your child is safely and properly secured while traveling in your motor vehicle. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation advises the correct use of a child restraint seat on every trip can prevent 75% of crash related deaths and serious injuries to child passengers.

  • Follow instructions according to the child seat manufacturer’s manual, as well as your vehicle owner’s manual, and ensure the seat has the CMVSS (Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) on it and has not expired
  • Ensure your child is within the height and weight limits of the seat
  • Try the seat in your vehicle prior to purchasing it, to ensure that it will fit properly and can be tightened securely allowing no more than 1 inch of movement in any direction at the belt path
  • Do not dress your child in bulky jackets as they do not allow the harness straps to be as tight as they need to be
  • Rear facing is the safest position for a child to be – don’t rush to turn your child around until they have outgrown the weight and height limits of the seat
  • It is okay if your child’s legs touch the back of the seat, hang over the sides, or if they cross them – many children comfortably rear-face until 3 or 4 years of age
  • Always replace and dispose of a car seat that was in a vehicle involved in a collision
  • Children 12 years and younger should always be restrained in the back seat, especially if there is a front passenger seat airbag

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The Owen Sound Police Service does not conduct child car seat inspections but there are many great resources online to assist you in properly installing your child’s seat.

 

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