The Barrie Police Service would like to thank our Auxiliary Officers for their hard work and dedication to our service and the community.
Our Auxiliary Unit is an integral part of the Barrie Police Service. Each year, members provide the citizens of Barrie with more than 4,000 volunteer hours of work. Their efforts contribute to the safety and wellbeing of Barrie!
The Barrie Police Service would also like to thank the Volunteers within our Community!
On April 4th, 2015 a report was made to Barrie Police in regards to a male suspect taking inappropriate pictures of at least one female in Sears department store located at 509 Bayfield Street, Barrie.
At approximately 11:50 am a 54 year old female was inside the Sears store located in the Georgian Mall trying on clothing. It is alleged that the male in the photo used his cellular phone to take a covert photo or video beneath the female’s skirt.
Witnesses chased the male from the store and he has yet to be identified.
Male, White, 40’s, 50’s medium build, 5’10, salt and pepper short hair,
Blue jeans, black and grey light jacket/sweater with grey shoulder caps with a white collared shirt beneath. He was wearing dark shoes and glasses.
Police are asking that anyone with information to please call Constable Velema, Operational Services, at (705)725-7025 extension 2607 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477
'Working as a Police Dispatcher is one of the most challenging yet rewarding careers out there. No matter the reason for the call, my actions to each and every person I speak with can make a difference in someone's life. Having broad shoulders, and a good sense of humour are key to a successful career. I love my job, from the quiet down times in the wee morning hours to the fast paced moments of a priority call where we come together and work as a team to get the job done. I cannot imagine doing anything else as a career.'
CARON SMITH 5138
'I LOVE MY JOB, BECAUSE EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT
WHEN I COME IN FOR SHIFT, I DON’T KNOW
WHAT THE DAY WILL BRING FOR CALLS FOR
IT ALSO REINFORCES MY/OUR NEED FOR A
SENSE OF HUMOUR AS WELL AS EMPATHY
AND TEAM WORK'
Barrie Police Service is celebrating the week of April 12th as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public- Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to citizens.
Barrie Police Communications falls under Operational Services and consists of 1 Staff Sergeant, 4 Communication Sergeants, and 27 Communicators.
'Our communicators are a valued part of our team and without them, their skills and support we would not be able to serve and assist our community to the level we do. So thank you to all communicators.' states Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood.
Take some time and thank a dispatcher today! You can send your ‘thanks to a dispatcher’ to email@example.com so that we may share your kind thoughts!
Wednesday April 8th, 2015 marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop all forms of bullying.
Discrimination comes in many forms and creates barriers, bullying, harassment, hate and violence. No one should have to experience the negativity created by discrimination.
The Day of Pink is more than just a symbol of a shared belief in celebrating diversity – it’s also a commitment to being open minded, accepting differences and learning to respect each other.
The world of communication is changing every day and we need to stay informed!
It began with our homes having a standard desktop computer and then came along the laptop. Now, it is hand held devices; iPads, iPhones, iPods and Android devices. These devices do everything from making a phone call to activating your household alarm or washer/dryer!
We need to consistently educate ourselves and become familiar with social media platforms that our children utilize every day. Having open communication with your children is the key to keeping them safe and you informed!
A great app for teens is; “Send This Instead”. When teens are feeling pressured to send intimate images to someone online, “Send This Instead” is an excellent app to be utilized. The creators of this app explained the purpose behind its creation; “We asked all the funny people we knew, "What would you say if someone asked you to send images you didn't want to?" We took their answers and made posters and developed this app. The posters are witty, sarcastic and meant to help get the point across - using humor as a strategy. As well the app includes reference points and links for youth dealing with issues around the sharing of intimate images". This app can be utilized on Apple and Android devices.
Take the time and browse through the sites below. These sites will provide parents, children, teens and young adults with all the "Correct" information needed.
Knowledge is Power and the more you know the safer you and your family will be!