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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   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.


Gangs: Getting Out & Staying Out

A gang is an organized group of three or more people who engage in criminal activity, create fear within a community, and who may have an identifying sign or symbol.

The following behaviours may suggest that a child is considering becoming involved with a gang:

  • Negative behaviour changes such as withdrawing from friends and family, declining school performance and attendance, and routinely breaking rules
  • Increased drug use and acquisition of weapons
  • A new interest in gang-inspired music, games, movies or media
  • Tattoos, or the frequent drawing of symbols on personal possessions
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Unexplained, or missing, cash or jewelry

To help keep children away from gang involvement:

  • Be a positive role model and spend time with your child
  • Encourage participation in extra-curricular, as well as in-school, activities and sports
  • Enforce rules and curfews
  • Encourage academic success
  • Talk openly about the dangers of gangs and criminal activity