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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.


Halloween Safety

Halloween is a time for fun and treats, but it is also a time for children and parents to be careful and put safety first. To ensure everyone has a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween night, be sure to follow these tips:


  • Ensure costumes fit properly – they should not be too tight or restrictive and if they are too loose or long, your child can trip or get caught in branches or on other obstacles
  • Wear light coloured clothing
  • Wear makeup instead of a mask when possible. If a mask must be worn, ensure the eye, nose and mouth openings are large enough so as not to impede vision, hearing or breathing
  • Carry a flashlight, apply reflective tape, or wear a reflective vest over your costume to make yourself easier for vehicles to see
  • Trick or Treat bags should be sturdy to prevent them from breaking and dropping all of your treats in the middle of the roadway


  • Young children should always be accompanied by an adult, and older children should travel in groups, never alone
  • Never go anywhere with strangers, or someone you don’t know very well, unless your parents give you permission
  • Walk on the sidewalk and stay off lawns and roadways. If there are no sidewalks then walk facing traffic.
  • Stay on one side of the street at a time, cross only at corners, and avoid zigzagging across the road
  • Stay in well-lit areas and avoid approaching homes that are in complete darkness
  • Never enter the home of a stranger - always remain at the door
  • Do not eat any treats until they have been carefully inspected by your parents


  • Know the route that your children will take, and ensure it is rehearsed with them
  • Ensure your child knows which homes in the area are those of family and friends, so they can go there for help if needed
  • Set a time for your children to be home by, and ensure they have a way to get a hold of you if needed
  • Provide your children with a snack before they head out so they are less likely to eat their candy on the way
  • Carefully inspect all of your children’s treats to ensure they are safe before eating