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They Are In - National Road Safety Campaign Stats!

They Are In - National Road Safety Campaign Stats!
May 22nd, 2015 - Police & the Community

Canada Road Safety Week is an annual collaborative effort by all Canadian Police Services, to target high risk driving behaviors, that puts drivers and others at risk.

This 7 day campaign began Tuesday May 12, 2015 and ran until Monday May 18, 2015.

The results for the National Road Safety Campaign for the City of Barrie are as follows:

  • Alcohol Impaired Driving charges -1
  • Suspensions using Approved Screening Devices - 4
  •  Admin Driving Prohibitions (over .08) -1
  • Distracted Driving Charges -18 (Includes: Careless , Fail to Yield , Driving with Handheld Device)
  • Aggressive Driving Charges -2 (Includes: Speeding/Racing and Other moving Violations)
  • Seatbelt Charges -14
  • Driving While Prohibited-  4
  • Other Provincial / Territorial Traffic Charges - 245
  • Criminal Code Traffic Charges- 17

The on-going issue of impaired and aggressive driving continues to be one that merits discussion. The stats from National Road Safety Week proves this to be true.

These behaviours place both the public and drivers alike in danger on our roads. Working together we can educate and set the proper examples for new/young drivers.

The Barrie Police Traffic Unit remains committed to road and pedestrian safety.

Drug Prevention And Our Youth

Drug Prevention And Our Youth
May 20th, 2015 - Police & the Community

Talking with a teenager about drugs can be overwhelming. Learn about how to talk to your teenager about the risks of drug use.

By talking openly with your teen about drugs, you can strengthen your relationship with them. Once you have built a strong relationship, communication will be easier.

When parents and teens disagree they sometimes drift away from each other. As hard as it may be, it is very important that you keep the lines of communication open.

Learn more about the signs of drug abuse and where to go for help:

Health Canada

In Support Of Parkinson's Disease

In Support Of Parkinson's Disease
May 19th, 2015 - Police & the Community

Greg McGinnis lives in Barrie, Ontario. He was diagnosed at the age of 39 with Parkinson’s disease.  Greg started right away to look for funding to support research on the disease that he knew little about. Greg’s son Tyler would often comment to his father that his hands would sometimes shake when he was making a milkshake.  This now became their campaign name ‘Show Us Your Shake”.  Greg has challenged many throughout Barrie to ‘Show Us Your Shake” to bring awareness to the disease and raise funds.

Greg’s Words:

'What I really want to happen is for the doctors to find a cause and cure so my son never has to worry about this disease, I don’t want our young people to have to go through this disease that picks away at your life, don’t be fooled Parkinson’s is debilitating, I am not able to work I am now a stay at home Dad, not a bad thing but moneywise it has hurt my family.’

Chief Greenwood accepted Greg’s challenge; see her video and her challenge to other Police Chiefs across Ontario.  Let's see your SHAKE!

Visit Greg's Facebook Page for Chief Greenwood's video and many more including Mayor Lehman!


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Slow Down On the Long Weekend Drive

Slow Down On the Long Weekend Drive
May 15th, 2015 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service Traffic Unit wish all motorists a safe and enjoyable long weekend. Sgt Glen Furlong wishes to remind motorists:

“With the increase in volume of traffic in and around our City comes more collisions and injuries on our roadways. Motorists are reminded to slow their speeds down, leave a safe distance between the vehicle in front of them, put that cellular device away and pack your patience! These simple but important things will ensure that the roads remain safe for everyone.”

The Barrie Police Traffic Unit is committed to road and pedestrian safety.

Internet Safety And Our Kids

Internet Safety And Our Kids
May 15th, 2015 - Police & the Community

Internet Safety And Our Kids

There are many risks involving the use of the Internet. Children and their parents should be most concerned about:

  • Viewing inappropriate material
  • Physical molestation
  • Harassment

Tips for kids:

  • NEVER give out any personal information such as your address, telephone number, parents' place of work or their phone number, or the name and location of your school
  • NEVER agree to get together with someone you 'meet' online without first checking with your parents
  • NEVER send anyone your picture - Don't accept any pictures either
  • NEVER respond to any messages that make you feel uncomfortable
  • NEVER lose your common sense while online - Remember, you are talking to a stranger. The people you are talking to may not be who they say they are
  • NEVER send an insulting or rude message to anyone online. 'Flaming' is not good 'Netiquette'
  • Use a 'code name'
  • Report any harassment or inappropriate messages to your online service and to the Police
  • Set your browser to say NO to 'cookies'

Tips for parents::

  • Learn about what your child is doing on the Internet - Know what Web Sites they are visiting, know what type of chat rooms, e-mail, and messages your child is involved in online
  • Find out about Filtering Software that is available to block out objectionable material
  • Set reasonable guidelines for computer use by your children - monitor the amount of time spent on the computer and when
  • Keep computer usage as a family activity by putting the computer in a family room rather than in the child's bedroom
  • Ensure your child does not give out personal information. Have them use a 'code name'
  • Be wary of any offers that involve your child going to a meeting or having someone visit your home - Remember that people may not be who they seem
  • Create a password for your computer that is hard to guess but easy to remember and change it often

Find other important information at

CyberTip Luring Fact Sheet





Press Release - Daytime Edition: May 12, 2015

Press Release - Daytime Edition

On Tuesday May 12th, 2015 at approximately 12:11 PM Barrie Police Service received multiple calls from citizens who observed a loss prevention officer attempting to arrest a female shoplifter at a ...
Posted May 12, 2015 | Read more

Police Week - Discover Policing

Police Week - Discover Policing
May 11th, 2015 - Police & the Community

Police Week 2015 - Discover Policing

Police Week 2015, Discover all that policing has to offer.

10-8 with Barrie Police and Rogers TV takes a look at the great officers in our service and how we serve the community.

10-8 with Barrie Police

Police Week Kick Off With A Community BBQ

Police Week Kick Off With A Community BBQ
May 11th, 2015 - Police & the Community

Police Week Kick Off:

See you tonight Monday May 11th, 2015 for our Community BBQ in celebration of of Police Week 2015 "Discover Policing"

To learn more about Police Week visit :

Discover Policing




Community BBQ Kick Off

Date: Monday, May 11th, 2015

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Location:  parking Lot of 29 Sperling Drive, Barrie, ON



Mall Display and Information Session

Date: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Time: 9:30 am - 9:00 pm

Location : Georgian Mall 509 Bayfield Street, Barrie



Home Safe 5km Run

Date: Thursday May 14th, 2015

Time 5:30 registration start

Location: Heritage Park, Barrie


See you there and bring a friend!

Check our Facebook Page for pics!

Missing youth - Located

Name: Hailey CAMBER
Age: 15
Missing Since: April 2015
Occurrence Number: BA15010088
Missing youth - Located
May 9th, 2015 - Missing Persons


Located: Hailey CAMBER 15 years old.

Barrie Police would like to advised that the above mentioned youth was located with the public's assistance on the morning of the 10th of May 2015.  The youth was in good health and returned home safely.


Do You Want To Be A Police Officer?

Do You Want To Be A Police Officer?
May 8th, 2015 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police will be joining other services from across Ontario on Monday May 11th, 2015 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, Ontario to help kick off the start to Police Week 2015.  This year's theme is "Discover Policing"

Barrie Police recruiters will be present to answer your questions and accept your applications.

Uniform Recruiting Information

Don't forget to join us after for our community BBQ:

Community BBQ Kick Off

Date: Monday, May 11th, 2015

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Location:  parking Lot of 29 Sperling Drive, Barrie, ON


Police Week schedule of events



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