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SMILE And Support!

SMILE And Support!
September 17th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Chief Greenwood supports Gilda's Club with her Staff by enjoying SMILE Cookies from Tim Hortons.

A big thank you to Anne, everyone at Gilda's Club ,Tim Hortons and Barrie for supporting such an important part of our community.

Did you get your cookies yet?

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Public Assistance Requested to Identify Male Suspect Involved In Theft

Public Assistance Requested to Identify Male Suspect Involved In Theft
September 17th, 2014 - Police & the Community

BA14-038499

Police are requesting the public's assistance to identify two male suspects involved in several thefts from LCBO establishments in the Barrie and Orillia areas and a theft of vehicle.

#1: Male Non White: 40 yrs; 5'6; 190 lbs; Balding; Moustache: Blue Long Sleeve Shirt; Khakis

#2: Male Non White; 20-25 yrs; 6; 175 lbs; Black Ball Cap; Black Hoodie; Black Pants

Vehicle description: 

  • Ontario licence plate ATDJ512
  • 2009 Volk JTD SW Silver

If you have any information please contact Cst. Jamie Zohr at Barrie Police Service 705-725-7025 extension 2608 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

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Discovering Policing

Discovering Policing
September 15th, 2014 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service Wants You…to Consider a Career in Policing

Discover Policing Launched as a Focal Point for Individuals Interested in a Law Enforcement Career

(Barrie, ON) – Barrie Police Service is supporting the launch of Discover Policing, a Province-wide, collaborative initiative under the auspices of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, which aims to attract young people to a career in policing.

“Our police service wants to attract the best candidates to become police officers. Discover Policing is the police sector’s response to encouraging people from all walks of life – especially young people – to consider a law enforcement career,” said Chief Kimberley Greenwood.

Discover Policing will feature a number of social media portals where individuals interesting in a law enforcement career can engage with police personnel about what police organizations are looking for in potential candidates, educational requirements, potential opportunities, etc. Individuals who want to consider a law enforcement career can connect with police personnel through three social media platforms:

Facebook: The Discover Policing Facebook page will be the primary source of information for the initiative. This page will include information about Discover Policing, provide helpful resources and links for potential candidates, links to all police agencies, and a calendar of recruitment events for police services across Ontario.

Twitter: This Twitter account, @DiscoverPolicin, will connect users to police personnel who can assist users with their queries.

LinkedIn: Users of this professional networking platform will be able to connect with police personnel and learn more about policing in Ontario.

The Barrie Police Service is also pleased to announce that it will participate in the Discover Policing Exposition will be held on October 15, 2014 at the Toronto Police College. This one-day event, which is free of charge for members of the public, will provide an opportunity for Ontario police services to showcase the profession of policing to potential candidates and for attendees to engage directly with police personnel. It will take place from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm and feature exhibitor booths for police agencies, presentations by police personnel about career opportunities, and special demonstrations.

Media Advisory: September 12, 2014

Media Advisory

The Barrie Police Service are looking for help in identifying and contacting the male in the attached photographs. It is believed that this male may have information that will assist in locating ...
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National Police Woman's Day

National Police Woman's Day
September 12th, 2014 - Police & the Community

It was just over 100 years ago that Vancouver Police Department hired Canada’s first female Police Officers, Lurancy Harris and Minnie Miller.

Harris and Miller wore long skirts, carried purses and no weapons. They were hired by the Vancouver Police Department in 1912.   By comparison, today’s female police officers wear the same police gear as their male counterparts.

The National Police Woman’s Day stems from the first American Female Police Officer being hired on this day, September 12th in 1909 in Los Angeles.

Barbara Ewart (Jenkins), badge # 32, was hired in 1974 as the Barrie Police Service’s first female police officer (According to Corporate memory).  Today 40 of the 241 sworn police officers are women; this includes our Police Chief, Kimberley Greenwood.

It is indeed fitting to recognize this date and salute our brave police women of the Barrie Police Service.

Please see below for Chief Greenwood's Recruit Class photograph!

 

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2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run World Conference

2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run World Conference
September 11th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Our very own Staff Sergeant Cathie Gillespie is in New Orleans for the 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) World Conference!  Staff/Sgt Gillespie has been honored with carrying the torch. 

Congratulations Staff Gillespie!

LETR 2014 World Conference

For more amazing pictures from this event visit the link to Law Enforcement Torch Run Website:

LETR.org

 

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World Suicide Prevention Day - One World Connected

World Suicide Prevention Day - One World Connected
September 10th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Today, September 10th, 2014 is World Suicide Prevention Day

Please see how you can reach out by watching this video:

IASP  One World Connected

Tonight many will be lighting a candle, near a window at 8 PM in support of: World Suicide Prevention Day, suicide prevention and awareness, survivors of suicide and for the memory of loved lost ones.

For more information and ways you can help please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

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Welcome Serge Our New K9 Member Of The Barrie Police Service!

Welcome Serge Our New K9 Member Of The Barrie Police Service!
September 8th, 2014 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service  would like to introduce Serge the newest member to our team, a K-9 dog.  To select a name for the dog we asked the community of Barrie to have some input.  The name was selected by the DEWES family with two girls aged 4 and 6. 

The very first submission was from the DEWS family (with two girls aged 4 and 6).  The name they suggested was ‘Serge’.  Below is a copy of the reason behind their choice:

"My family would like to put forth the name Serge.  We believe that this would honour the fallen RCMP as they are known for their red serge.  The meaning of the name Serge is 'attendant' which is how we picture the role of the K-9 Officer."

Thanks for keeping us safe!
Amy, Peter, Olivia and Gabrielle Dewes’

The name Serge was chosen in honour of the three RCMP fallen members Cst. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, Cst. Dave Joseph Ross, and Cst Douglas James Larche   of the RCMP 'J Division ' New Brunswick.

Barrie police would like to thank the community for attending the event and a special thank-you to  Cpl George Voelk and Cst. Nick Bless k9 handlers  from the RCMP "O Division" who also attended.

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Slow Down So We All Get Home

Slow Down So We All Get Home
September 5th, 2014 - Police & the Community

We all have families we need to get home to.  Please be mindful of construction zones and workers so everyone can get home safe!

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Barrie Police Annual Report 2013

Barrie Police Annual Report 2013
September 3rd, 2014 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Annual Report for 2013.

Please follow the link for full publication

 

To view previous Annual Reports please follow the link: