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A Visit To Springwater Child Care Centre

A Visit To Springwater Child Care Centre
October 31st, 2014 - Police & the Community

Thank you to all the great superhero's, princesses and ghosts at Springwater Child Care Centre in Barrie!

Today we talked about Halloween safety tips and showed off our costumes!

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Press Release - Daytime Edition: October 30, 2014

Press Release - Daytime Edition

Police arrested a 25 year old Barrie male today on a outstanding warrant for a Robbery that occurred on October 26th, 2014 on a driver of a local taxi company. The male was located in the ...
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Press Release - Daytime Edition: October 30, 2014

Press Release - Daytime Edition

Barrie police received a call in the area of Mulcaster and Collier Street today at approximately 12:15 pm, regarding a male walking on the street with a gun. Police attended the scene and ...
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Douglas Jure Steps Down From Police Services Board

Douglas Jure Steps Down From Police Services Board
October 30th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Barrie, Ontario, October 30th, 2014 – Barrie Police Services Board announced yesterday that Douglas Jure has officially resigned from his approximate 7 year post as a member of the Police Services Board effective immediately.

 

Douglas Jure was a member of the Board since June 2007 and held the position of Chair for the last 4 years. In his statement, Douglas Jure explained his appointment by the Ontario Cabinet expires June of 2015 and felt it was an appropriate time to resign as the Police Services Board and Barrie Police Association begin negotiations for a renewed collective agreement in 2015.

 

Chief Kimberley Greenwood adds:

‘During his tenure as the Chair of the Barrie Police Services Board, Mr. Jure has displayed outstanding qualities. The Service has greatly valued his service and input.’

 

In the interim Vice-chair Mr. James Dickie will assume the Chair’s position.

Mr. Dickie He states:

‘Mr. Jure’s commitment to the City of Barrie and the Barrie Police Service has contributed to successful working relationships with our many stakeholders.   His leadership has been  truly beneficial for our community.’

 

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is calling for applicants to fill the open position on the Police Services Board and the Chair will be chosen by the Board members in the New Year.

 

Are your children safe this Halloween?? ...Get our safety tips here!

Are your children safe this Halloween?? ...Get our safety tips here!
October 30th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Halloween is an exciting day where kids get to go out, dress up and get enough candy to cause them tummy-aches for weeks. Help us help you, by taking these preventative measures, to make sure everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.

For the kids:

  • Add some light-coloured elements to your costume to make you more visible. Even better, use reflective tape/materials to help you be seen.
  • Use scary makeup/face paint instead of a mask so you can see properly.
  • Walk around the house in your costume before you go out. Make sure there are no hems dragging or pieces trailing that can trip you. Wear comfortable (warm!) shoes and mittens if it’s cold.
  • Carry a flashlight and wear a watch so you know when it’s time to head for home.
  • Stay in familiar neighborhoods and well-lit streets. Stay on the sidewalk (not on the grass), cross at the crosswalk only, and look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Have a planned route and travel in groups, accompanied by an adult or an older sibling.
  • Stay away from pets you don’t know unless the owner is around and can help you approach the animal safely.
  • Go Trick-or-Treating early in the evening (that’s when all the best candy is out!)
  • Trick or Treat only at houses that have their outside lights on.
  • Don’t go inside a stranger’s house. Instead, wait outside the door for treats.
  • Save all treats until you get home so a parent or older sibling can check over all the treats to keep you safe. This is especially important if you have allergies.
  • If you see someone in trouble, call for help. Get an adult or older sibling to call 9-1-1.

For the grown ups:

  • If you’re driving the kids around, please drive slowly! Trick or Treaters will have something else on their minds and might not see you until it’s too late!
  • Install outdoor lights and keep them on to give thieves less places to hide,
  • Don’t leave your spare keys outside,
  • Make sure your alarm system is turned on if you’re not at home,
  • Park your cars in your driveway or garage and lock them,
  • If you’re not at home, leave on some lights and the radio or TV,
  • Keep pets away from the doorway.
  • Lock your garage and shed, and
  • If you are giving out candy, don’t let anyone inside your home.

If your child is trick or treating:

  • Make sure they eat supper before heading out.
  • Make sure their costumes fit well and are visible at night.
  • If the weather is frightful, make sure they are dressed properly and have gloves and warm clothes.
  • Talk to them about the route, when they should return home, and what to do in case of emergency.
  • Young children should be accompanied by an adult or older sibling.
  • Although tampering is rare, check through your child’s treats and throw out anything that looks suspicious.

If you see a crime in progress (such as mischief, vandalism, assault, or theft from auto) please call 9-1-1.  If you notice the results of a crime the morning after, please report it to our non-emergency line at 705-725-7025. On behalf of the Barrie Police Service have a safe Halloween!

Please Join Us For A Free Community Skate Sunday November 2nd, 2014 at 6:30pm

Please Join Us For A Free Community Skate Sunday November 2nd, 2014 at 6:30pm
October 29th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Please join us for a family skate at Holly Community Centre on Sunday November 2nd 2014,  6:30pm - 8:30pm to celebrate the beginning of Crime Prevention Week, this years theme is 'Shared Responsibilities' focusing on community partnerships.

We will have officers available to discuss crime prevention initiative's and answer questions from the community members.

Press Release - Daytime Edition: October 28, 2014

Press Release - Daytime Edition

On October 21, 2014 the Barrie Police Service were called to a Worsley St where a female party was wishing to report that a male party was breaching the conditions of his Probation Order and a ...
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You Won The Lottery-Do NOT Be Scammed!

You Won The Lottery-Do NOT Be Scammed!
October 28th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Lotteries, Sweepstakes and Contests

Many Canadians are lured by the excitement of a surprise win and find themselves sending huge amounts of money to claim fake prizes.

What to Look For

You cannot win money or a prize in a lottery unless you have entered it yourself, or someone else has entered it on your behalf. You cannot be chosen as a random winner if you don't have an entry.

Many lottery scams try to trick you into providing your banking and personal details to claim your prize. You should not have to pay any fee or tax to claim a legitimate prize.

Don't be fooled by claims that the offer is legal or has government approval—many scammers will tell you this. Instead of receiving a grand prize or fortune, you will lose every cent that you send to a scammer. And if you have provided other personal details, your identity could be misused too.

A fake prize scam will tell you that you have won a prize or a contest. You may receive a phone call, an email, a text message or see a pop-up screen on your computer. There are often costs involved with claiming your prize, and even if you do receive a prize, it may not be what was promised to you.

The scammers make their money by making you pay fees or taxes, call their premium rate phone numbers or send premium text messages to claim your prize. These premium rate calls can be very expensive, and the scammers will try to keep you on the line for a long time or ask you to call a different premium rate number.

Protect Yourself!

Remember:

Legitimate lotteries do not require you to pay a fee or tax to collect winnings.

 

Caution

Never send money to anybody you don't know and trust.

 

Think

Don't provide personal banking details to anyone that you do not know and trust.

 

Investigate

Examine all of the terms and conditions of any offer very carefully—claims of free or very cheap offers often have hidden costs. Calls to premium rate phone numbers or premium text messages can be very expensive.

 

Ask Yourself

Did I enter this contest? You cannot win money or a prize in a contest unless you have entered it yourself, or someone else has entered it on your behalf.

 

Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre

Anti-Fraud Centre Lists Top Scams    A MUST Watch!

 

 

 

Crime Prevention Week November 2-8, 2014

Crime Prevention Week November 2-8, 2014
October 28th, 2014 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is joining police services across the Province in supporting the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) 2014 Crime Prevention Campaign the week of November 2-8, 2014, which focuses on Community partnerships, ‘Shared Responsibilities’.

“The Barrie Police Service believes that strong, safe and healthy communities are built when our community is mobilized and engaged with our police service in preventing criminal acts before they happen”, said Chief Kimberley Greenwood.  “Our goal is to raise public awareness and empower people throughout our community to remain involved in their personal safety and that of their neighbours, friends and co-workers.

Beginning Sunday November 2nd a series of events will be occurring throughout the city promoting crime prevention and personal safety tips.

Sunday November 2nd, at 6:30pm Barrie Police will kick off the week’s events with a free community skate at Holly Recreation Centre with officer’s available to discuss crime prevention initiatives or answer questions from the community member’s.

Monday November 3rd, our @BarriePolice Twitter Contest begins, for a chance to win an iPAD mini. Use the #BPSspreadtheword and retweet our Crime Prevention Tips of the Day.  Tips will be about Senior, Personal and Home Safety and our Vulnerable Persons Registry with up to 4 entries per day.  Also the theme of the Day is Senior Safety.

Tuesday November 4th, live tweets with our Crime Prevention Officer Cst. John Herd discussing Personal Safety Tips.

Wednesday November 5th, theme is Home Safety, keep watching Twitter to be eligible for our contest.

Thursday November 6th, theme is Vulnerable Persons; we will be at Georgian Mall with community partners promoting the benefits of our Vulnerable Persons Registry.  Also don’t forget to watch Rogers 10-8 episode featuring crime prevention tips at 1:30pm.

Friday November 7th, 12 noon Twitter Contest closes and winner announced.

 

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Acts Of Violence In Ottawa And Quebec

Acts Of Violence In Ottawa And Quebec
October 22nd, 2014 - Police & the Community

We are closely monitoring the events that happened in Ottawa today.  We are saddened by the acts of violence in St. Jean Sur Richelieu, Quebec on Monday and today in our nation’s capital, Ottawa.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those that have died and all Canadians who mourn today.

Chief Greenwood states:

‘There is no identified threat to our community.  However in light of these recent tragic events we can assure our community that Barrie Police Service will be highly visible within our city and public areas.  Barrie Police Service remains committed to the citizens of Barrie and the community; the safety of everyone is of paramount priority.’

We are asking the citizens of Barrie to be vigilant and if they witness suspicious activities to call police.

We will continue to monitor the situation with our community and safety partners.

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