Use of this website, signifies your agreement to the Terms Of Use / Disclaimer.

Terms of Use

We do our best to keep all information contained on the website up to date. Please note monetary and numerical information as well as some procedures and policies and some other information are subject to change and are for information purposes only. Guelph Police Service assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions noted on this website. Please verify all information via email or by telephone. Visit our Contact Us  page for this information.


All content including publications, products, manuals, etc, referenced herein are the exclusive property of Guelph Police Service. This content is also including the look and feel of the Guelph Police Service website.

Links to other websites

This website contains hyperlinks to web sites operated by parties other than Guelph Police Service. Guelph Police Service does not control these other websites and is not responsible for their content. The inclusion of these links does not imply any endorsement of the material or any association with their operators.

Limitation of Liability

Neither Guelph Police Service nor any of its directors / management, employees or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy. We will never sell or rent our mailing lists to third parties for e-mail marketing or any other purpose. We may advertise and include the advertising of others in our email and/or post publications; we respect the purpose for which site visitors give us their personal information; we send our email publications only to those who request them. Occasionally people subscribe for their friends, and while we cannot prevent that, we provide information on how to easily unsubscribe if requested.

Our Commitment to your Privacy

The following information includes Guelph Police Service policy for using our website. Guelph Police Service (will be referred to hereafter as "GPS") policies and guidelines will be updated periodically and it is your responsibility to read, understand, and abide by them.

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us and we want to make your online experience both satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about GPS website users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

GPS gathers various types of information about our website users as described below:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions to enter profile information and preferences which allow users to receive subscribed email messages or entry into promoted contests and surveys.
  • GPS gathers tracking data derived mainly from tallying page views and related statistics throughout the site. Because we may derive certain revenues from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated data may assist us in providing customer related benefits. Also, this information allows us to better tailor our content to users' needs, it helps our advertisers and sponsors be more effective, and better relates the demographics of our audience. We make available the opportunity for sponsors/advertisers to be included in subscribed email messages most pertinent to their needs. We do not track the usage patterns of individual users. Advertisers/sponsors will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public. Under no circumstances does GPS divulge any information about an individual user to a third party, unless expressly permitted by the user.

GPS gathers user information in the following processes:

Optional Voluntary Submission

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

  • Email Subscriber lists - In order to gain access and participate in some areas of the GPS website or emails, individuals must first join the subscriber list by submitting their first and last name, email address and personal preferences in order to create an individual member profile. Email addresses may also be obtained through various means including membership applications, lesson applications (via telephone or internet) or contest material etc. which may include email contact information expressly provided by the individual.
  • Surveys - GPS may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party unless expressly permitted by the user.

Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention of Personal Information

GPS shall not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law.

GPS shall retain personal information only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes or as required or permitted by law. Only GPS employees with a business need to know, or whose duties reasonably so require, are granted access to personal information about individuals. GPS shall maintain reasonable and systematic controls, schedules and practices for information and records retention and destruction which apply to personal information that is no longer necessary or relevant for the identified purposes or required or permitted by law to be retained. Such information shall be destroyed, erased or made anonymous. GPS shall protect personal information by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. GPS shall take appropriate and reasonable steps to protect personal information against such risks as loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, modification or destruction.


Being a family-friendly and community focused, GPS will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage Tracking

GPS tracks user traffic patterns. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users.

GPS sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms users enter in our search functions, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our site users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Use of Information Policy

GPS uses information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience within our site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

Opt-Out Policy

GPS users may at any time opt-out, change or update profile information.

Personal Consent Policy

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by GPS. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Social media guidelines

Any posting on Guelph Police social media by the public constitutes acceptance of these terms....

  • If you post information related to a crime, you can become a witness in court.
  • Comments posted by others on GPS social media are not to be taken as the opinion of the Guelph Police Service.
  • The GPS does not allow posting of photos or videos by anyone other than those members assigned by GPS.
  • If you have any photos or videos you would like to share, please contact the Public Information Office.
  • All postings are subject to all applicable Federal and Provincial legislation.
  • The Guelph Police Service asks posters to keep comments related to the content on the pages. GPS has the right to remove, ban and or block anyone who posts inappropriate or offensive material as determined by GPS. This includes comments that:
    • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, or violates the legal rights of others
    • Include racism, hatred, slander, threats, obscenity, violence, bad language
    •  Spam or advertisements
    •  Have personal information about another person or that violates a person's privacy
    • Include copyrighted material that belongs to another person
    • Contain links to inappropriate or offensive websites
    • Please Note: We do not monitor social media 24/7. Furthermore, we can't dispatch units from any social media sites. If you have a complaint that you feel police should respond to, please call 519-824-1212.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact us at privacy or call us at 519-824-1212.