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2020 Annual Report
Message from the Barrie Police Services Board Chair
As the new Chair of the Barrie Police Services Board, it is my pleasure to be able to present the 2020 Annual Report of the Barrie Police Service.
When 2020 began, we were excited for our upcoming move, and launching our new Strategic Plan. Although the year turned out much differently than anyone had expected, the Service and the Board continued to work together to ensure adequate and effective policing.
This year’s budget process was the most open and transparent we have ever had. Our public engagement included a budget questionnaire, letters, as well as deputations. On behalf of the Board, I thank everyone who took the time to learn more about the Service and share their feedback. As well, our 2020 Community Safety Survey also gathered more than 1,600 responses. You will find some of the results of that survey within this Annual Report, and the data collected also guides the Service’s focus for the coming year.
I would like to thank the other members of the Board for their commitment and dedication to their roles. This year saw Linda Collins finish her term as a provincial appointee, and we thank her for her years of dedicated service as a member of the Board. In her place, we welcomed new member Arif Khan. A second Deputy Chief position was also added. We were proud to announce the internal appointment of Deputy Chief R. Wyllie Allan and thank retiring Deputy Chief Ken Weatherill for his commitment to policing throughout his career. On behalf of the entire Board, we thank Chief Greenwood and the Leadership Team, as well as all members of the Barrie Police Service for their ongoing dedication during this challenging year.
This past year was unprecedented in terms of challenges faced by police services, and through it all, I have been honored to be a part of this organization. Our Members continue to deliver exceptional service to our community, while taking on countless other challenges related to the pandemic.
I look forward to continuing to work towards implementation of the goals and priorities outlined in our Strategic Plan.
Message from the Chief of Police
On behalf of the Barrie Police Service, I am pleased to present the 2020 Annual Report. This report covers a year that has been full of new challenges and opportunities. Through it all, I am proud of the way our members responded and ensured that we never lost focus on our responsibility to the community, and our commitment to public safety.
There is no question that 2020 has been challenging for everyone. When we rang in the new year, no one was expecting that this would be the year that would see a global pandemic, widespread calls to re-examine policing budgets, and increased focus on diversity and equality.
However, throughout all of this, 2020 was also the year that reminded us why we do the job that we do. Our members, whether they are civilian or sworn, are drawn to a career in policing to help people when they need it most. When people are struggling, when people feel unsafe, that is when our officers and the civilian members that work alongside them, step up and step forward. This past year will certainly be one that is remembered for how difficult it was for many of us, but I also look back at 2020 with pride, as it was a year that allowed our members, day after day, to help our community through an extremely tough time. Whether it was through online Barrie Police Service presentations to youth, virtual remand hearings and officer testimony for court matters, delivering donated dinners to the displaced vulnerable population, or closing roads to allow demonstrators to safely make their way through our streets, our members have exhibited nothing but the highest levels of professionalism, dedication and commitment this year, as they do every year.
In early 2020, our Service moved to a new Headquarters, combining three locations into one, and did so without any interruption to emergency services. We welcomed a second Deputy Chief and launched a body-worn camera pilot project involving more than 20 officers. In November, we made the largest seizure of cocaine and Canadian currency in the history of our Service, which made a significant impact on the drug trafficking in our city.
The issues we have faced in 2020 will not vanish with the change of year. To help address these issues, we will continue with innovative and collaborative initiatives such as the systemic review of our Service, partnerships between policing and other social service agencies and incorporating evidence-based practices into our work. We will continue to serve our community, as we position our Service to meet the needs of our growing and changing city.
The year 2020 will not soon be forgotten, but what I will remember most is how our members, and our community, pulled together to protect the most vulnerable, and to protect each and every one of us.
We look forward to being able to see you all in person again soon.
Chief of Police
Policing excellence to ensure a safe and secure community.
To enhance our community by providing professional, accountable and sustainable police services.
Through our actions and dedication, we model the principles of
Photo Disclaimer: Some photos and/or videos in this report were taken prior to the recommendations around physical distancing and wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.). What is pictured does not necessarily reflect the current guidelines on distancing and wearing of P.P.E.
The Barrie Police Services Board is comprised of civilian members that provide oversight of the Service and ensure that the City of Barrie is provided with adequate and effective policing. As outlined in Section 31(1) of the Ontario Police Services Act the Board reviews and approves policies such as the Strategic Plan, the annual budget submission to City Council, and is responsible for collective bargaining with the police associations. The Board meets regularly throughout the year and moved to virtual meetings in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These meetings are available to the public to watch live at BarriePolice.ca, or to view on YouTube.
Mayor Jeff Lehman
Deputy Chief R. Wyllie Allan - Appointment
On July 29, 2020 the Barrie Police Services Board was pleased to announce the appointment of Inspector R. Wyllie Allan to the position of Deputy Chief – Support Services.
With the continued growth of the city the role of Deputy Chief – Support Services, enables the Service to support the changing needs of the community. Deputy Chief Allan is currently leading the introduction and integration of Next Generation 9-1-1, and is responsible for Support Services including Finance, Information Technology, Operational Support and Records and Information Management Services.
Deputy Chief Allan served 11 years with the Toronto Police Service, prior to joining the Barrie Police Service in May of 2000. He has worked in a variety of roles including Courts, Media, the Downtown High Enforcement Action Team (H.E.A.T.), Communications, Corporate Support, Professional Standards, and since 2017, as the Executive Services Inspector.
He is also a graduate of the Rotman School of Business – Police Leadership Program, working towards a Master of Public Safety through Wilfrid Laurier University, is a Critical Incident Commander, and a designated Hearing Officer under the Police Services Act.
Deputy Chief Ken Weatherill - Retirement
On October 23, 2020 the Barrie Police Services Board announced that after 35 years in policing, Barrie Police Service Deputy Chief Ken Weatherill would retire on November 13, 2020.
Deputy Chief Weatherill began his career in 1986, with the Hamilton Police Service where he served in progressively responsible positions.
Deputy Chief Weatherill joined the Barrie Police Service in 2017 and worked with local organizations, community based Diversity and Inclusion Operational Committee and introduced the Service’s Neighbourhood Policing Model.
Mandatory P.P.E. Deployment
The Service has been a leader at the forefront of early adoption in health and safety protocols including mandatory Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) both inside the Barrie Police Service Headquarters and in the community.
Active Screening Practices
When COVID-19 restrictions first came into effect, Barrie Police Service acted early across all Units and maintained high standards throughout the Pandemic. We were one of the first police services to implement active screening for all members reporting to work.
The Service introduced an on-site decontamination room for personnel, equipped with defoggers, and a machine designed to rapidly disinfect, sanitize, and protect police equipment and gear.
The Information Technology Unit ensured the Barrie Police Service had digital devices and communication channels enabled to support the needs of the virtual work environment.
New Deployment Model
Barrie Police Service launched a Police Operations Centre in early March. This served as a centralized location to respond to pandemic needs while focusing on ensuring the continued provision of core policing services to enhance public safety.
The Service holds an active role in the City of Barrie Emergency Operations Centre and focuses on helping educate the community about new COVID-19 related legislation.
Members of the Barrie Police Service worked closely with City of Barrie Municipal Law Enforcement Officers, and Public Health Inspectors to respond to calls for service regarding COVID-19 regulations and restrictions. Members kept up-to-date with changing restrictions, utilizing several different pieces of legislation including the:
- Health Protection and Promotion Act
- Ontario Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
- Quarantine Act
- Reopening Ontario Act
Shifting services for online accessibility
Barrie Police Service adapted and shifted services for members and the community to be accessible in an online format or by alternative means while maintaining physical distancing and adhering to public health requirements.
View online services at barriepolice.ca/services
The City of Barrie custodial staff continue to go above and beyond with exceptional cleaning efforts and extraordinary support provided to our Service throughout the transition to the new building, and during the pandemic. All members of the Custodial Staff were awarded Chief’s Coins for their dedicated contributions.
Collaboration with Community Partners
The Barrie Police Service holds an active role within the City of Barrie Emergency Operations Centre (E.O.C.), and works collaboratively with community partners, to ensure an effective response during the Provincial and Municipal State of Emergency, and pandemic response. E.O.C. members include the City By-Law, Barrie Fire and Emergency Service, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Simcoe County Paramedic Services, and local social service-based organizations.
Social media is an essential communication tool that promotes community engagement and collaboration. It serves as a platform to distribute immediate updates and has proven to be a successful investigative tool. The public has helped locate missing persons, identify suspects, and provide valuable feedback regarding the Service and its initiatives. Social media is aligned with the 2020-2022 Strategic Priorities and has helped increase awareness and strengthened engagement with residents to ensure a safe and secure community.
Crime Prevention, Community Safety & Law Enforcement
Social media alerts the public to safety risks in our community. It highlights enforcement and awareness initiatives throughout the year, such as Operation Impact focusing on road safety, and Crime Prevention Month.
Community Engagement & Collaboration
The Barrie Police Service uses social media to share information around engagement opportunities, and community events and initiatives that our
members take part in. Social media is an effective tool to mobilize the public in high-profile, non-criminal occurrences such as missing persons investigations.
Organization Excellence & Sustainability
As a Service which prides itself on being a leader in policing, social media is used to share information with the public on initiatives and programs available to the community and our members. Examples include the Body-Worn Camera Pilot Project and enhanced online reporting.
A centralized online space to connect, learn and share with the Barrie Police Service. Residents can stay informed and access online resources and reporting tools including:
- Damage/Mischief to Property
- Damage/Mischief to Vehicle
- Key Holder Registry
- Lost Property
- Report a Bully
- Record Checks
- Theft from Vehicle
- Theft of Gas
- Theft Under $5,000
- Traffic Complaint
- Vulnerable Person Registry
Learn more at barriepolice.ca/services
In the year 2020 there were 143,809 website visits with the most popular pages being:
“Barrie Police was one of the first Partner for Life organizations in Barrie and remains one of
the most dedicated, consistently filling our beds when we need it most, around long weekends
when the need can be greater. We couldn’t be more proud to partner with them in saving lives!”
Throughout the year, local companies also donated items ranging from personal protective equipment, including sanitizer and masks, to breakfast or lunches that the Service delivered to displaced and vulnerable members of the community.
Personnel & Recruiting
The Human Resources Unit is responsible for recruitment of both sworn and civilian personnel. The Barrie Police Service continues to be a top choice for those seeking to enter a career in policing. Our Recruiting Team receives hundreds of applications every year for positions within the Service and strives to uphold fair and equitable recruiting practices to ensure our membership reflects our values and our community.
In 2020 we welcomed new members in both sworn and civilian roles to bring our Service up to the allocated complement. With COVID-19 limiting travel and face-to-face meetings, Recruiters worked to ensure effective screening and review of candidates despite new challenges.
Constable Selection System
2020 saw the implementation of the new Constable Selection System, as created by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of
Police and adopted by police services across Ontario including the Barrie Police Service. This new system is designed to reduce various barriers in becoming a police officer. It provides the Service an opportunity to hire from a more diverse candidate pool. The Barrie Police Service strives to identify the most competitive and best suited individuals to become sworn members who will better reflect the makeup of our community and its unique identity.
Training & Professional Development
Training and professional development opportunities support Barrie Police Service member adaptability for critical thinking and problem solving to align with the needs of the community and changing legislation. Member and community safety is a training priority. With the onset of COVID-19, all members completed the online Canadian Police Knowledge Network (C.P.K.N.) Infection Control and Pandemic Preparedness and Personal Protection Strategy for Infection Prevention and Control courses. The Service adheres to Public Health regulations where in-person training is mandated, and continues to expand online professional development opportunities.
Service Wide Hours
Special Constable Hours
Auxilary Officer Hours
Professional Development Highlights
- Cambridge University – Evidence-Based Policing
- Canadian Police College Specialized Training
- Canadian Police Knowledge Network Online Training
- Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrators
- Mandatory & Specialized Internal Training
- Ontario Police College Specialized Training
- University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
Police Leadership Program
Five Most Frequent C.A.D. Occurrences
911 Call or Hang up
Motor Vehicle Collision
Traffic Related Complaint
*includes a range of calls from checks on well-being to assisting other Police Services.
Calls for Service include Emergency and Non-Emergency calls, either of which could result in criminal charges if warranted.
Calls that require immediate police response to protect people and/or property. They may be non-criminal but are urgent.
These are calls that may be criminal and have already taken place or are proactive enforcement measures such as traffic stops.
Inside the Call
Watch the video below for an inside look at how the Barrie Police Service responds to ensure a safe and secure community.
Paid Duty Events
Organizations or members of the community may request a paid duty officer through the Barrie Police Service. These officers are off-duty and hired to provide a police presence for a range of functions. Costs of officers and vehicles are recovered by the Service from the organization.
Learn more at:
Total Paid Duty Events
Community Outreach And Support Team
2020 is the second full year of operation for the Community Outreach And Support Team (C.O.A.S.T.). Working collaboratively with several community partners the program provides proactive and reactive face-to-face crisis intervention and mental health support. This Unit is instrumental in helping to ensure members of the community have appropriate and timely supports in place for mental health and wellness.
C.O.A.S.T. responds to multiple calls for service including, but not limited to:
- Crisis calls
- Concerns of safety & well-being
- Emotional disturbances
- Follow-up safety & well-being checks
Although COVID-19 restrictions impacted several areas and services in our community, C.O.A.S.T. continued to operate without service interruptions to face-to-face services. The Unit strengthened its mandate and completed additional advancements including:
- Enhance reporting tools & analytics
- Expanded community partnerships
- Implementation of the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Transfer of Care Protocol
Community Support & Response
The Barrie Police Service continues to build on collaborative partnerships with the City of Barrie and community partners. Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were especially evident among members of the vulnerable population. The Service continued to operate the Crisis Outreach And Support Team Unit at full capacity despite restrictions and provided additional support through this difficult time.
In support of the community, the Barrie Police Service also coordinated with the Busby Centre, the City of Barrie Bylaw, and other social agencies to ensure a peaceful and uneventful removal of persons from the area of Milligan’s Pond, as per local by-laws. The Barrie Police Service ensured residents of Milligan’s Pond were aware of services and support available for to them in regard to housing and overall health and well-being.
Throughout the pandemic, C.O.A.S.T. continued doing inperson wellness checks. We also increased to two C.O.A.S.T. officers during this time, which has been benficial. While we’ve unfortunately seen an increase in mental health concerns, including people with no history of mental health concerns, our C.O.A.S.T. program has enhanced our referral system and transition process between front line officers and C.O.A.S.T. to ensure effective follow ups and to best serve those that are vulnerable in our community.”
Alternate Response Unit
The Alternate Response Unit investigates non-emergency calls for service that are derived from calls into the station or reported online. Comprised of officers stationed at the Barrie Police Service Headquarters, the Unit helps assure frontline deployment is maximized for emergency calls for service. Several successful investigations were completed in 2020, including the discovery of a theft ring which targeted local pharmacies.
The Communications Unit is a vital part of the Barrie Police Service and is preparing for the legislatively mandated transition from traditional 911 voice services to Next Generation 9-1-1, which will include Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and text messaging capabilities. The transition will ensure the Service is current with its technologies to ensure a safe and secure community.
Phone Calls Processed by Communications
|Phone Calls Processed*||99,988||121,881||138,393|
*Calls processed include internal, emergency and non-emergency calls.
These do not include online communication channels
For the past 28 years, Communicator Shirley Dunn has been one of the calm, capable voices answering 911 calls for the Barrie Police. In 2020 she retired & was given a fitting send-off as she left her final shift.
Responsible for the security and control of individuals who are in custody and must attend court, there were several changes due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Video Court Appearances/Remote Testimony
Due to Covid-19 several modifications were made to ensure the health and safety of our members of the Court Services Unit and the prisoners themselves. The use of video was introduced to address bail hearing and remands, which has improved time management and significantly decreased the number of prisoners lodged and transported to the Courthouse.
While the creation of this Unit has been in the approval stage for a number of years, a pilot project was initiated in November 2020. This initiative is to ensure the robust completion of Crown Briefs for assistance with timeliness and the successful prosecution of Barrie Police Service cases.
Tactical Support Unit
The Unit is comprised of highly trained and skilled officers who tactically manage and resolve high-risk events, with the safety of all involved as a top priority. Occurrences can range from a weapon related call or bomb threat, high-risk prisoner escorts, robberies and in progress break and enters.
|Break & Enter||7||2|
*Presentations include supporting school staff with debriefing & supporting lock-down drills
- Breaching Equipment
- Explosive Disposal Robot
- Logistics Truck
- Long Range Acoustical Device
- Reconnaissance Robots
- Remote Piloted Aircraft System
- Rescue Vehicle
|Break & Enters||16||22|
|Controlled Drugs And Substances Act||8||11|
|Tracking Criminal Occurrence||89||66|
|Tracking Non-Criminal Occurrence||14||14|
2020 marked the retirement of Barrie Police Service K9 Thor, who has been with the Barrie Police Service since 2011. Thor and his partner Constable John Lamont have conducted hundreds of tracks that resulted in countless criminal apprehensions, and missing persons located and evidence being found.
Use the side arrows below to scroll through images of Thor.
Top 5 Overall Risk Factors
|Anti-social / Negative Behaviour|
A community partnership representing key sectors in the human services system of Barrie that have come together with a common passion and goal of responding collaboratively to the needs of those in high-risk or crisis situation.
Community Partners who Participate
Acutely Elevated Risk
cases brought forward to the Situation Table.
Five Most Frequent Investigative Scenes Attended
Investigative Services Highlights
The Technological Crimes Unit obtains evidence from a large variety of digital devices that are used to commit crimes. This includes but is not limited to, cellular phones, tablets and computers.
|Audio & Video Retrieval||60||50|
|C.C.T.V. Downtown Video Request*||47||39|
|C.C.T.V. Business Video Seized*||238||260|
|Custody & Booking Video Retrieval||266||232|
|Electronic Devices Seized||138||122|
|Residential Video Seized||58||30|
|Vetting/Redacting of Video & Audio||15||19|
|Video Analyzing, Image Clarity||163||190|
|911 Calls Retreived for Investigation||328||410|
*C.C.T.V. – Closed-circuit television
Street Crime & Drug Enforcement
In July 2020 officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit commenced a four-and-a-half-month investigation into trafficking cocaine in the City of Barrie. Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants were executed at four residences in Barrie and another in Innisfil. The Tactical Support Unit and K9 Unit were required to execute all high-risk warrant services and two high-risk vehicle stops which resulted in:
Approx. 4.5 kg
This was the biggest drug investigation in the history of the Barrie Police Service.
This was the investigation of a Toronto street gang that was attempting to establish itself in Barrie. It attempted to use a downtown Barrie licensed establishment as a base. On April 24, 2020, The Tactical Support Unit executed three different high-risk search warrants across the City of Barrie. All searches were completed without incident including the arrest of a male who was wanted for a string of break and enters.
The Barrie Police Service provides a range of supportive victim services and programs. Working collaboratively with subject matter experts and community partners, the Service continues to expand victim reporting methods and increase community awareness of victims and vulnerable groups. Partners include, but are not limited to Athena’s Sexual Assault Counselling and Advocacy Centre, Barrie Native Friendship Centre, Gilbert Centre and Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie.
Speak Out App – Canadian Framework for Collaborative Police Response on Sexual Violence
Following the national launch of the Canadian Framework for Collaborative Police Response on Sexual Violence in December 2019, Barrie Police Service helped introduce Speak Out. Speak Out is a new online service that allows those who have experienced sexual assault or sexual violence to report it anonymously.
Described as a “Crime Stoppers” type tool for sexual violence, Speak Out allows advocates and the Barrie Police Service to gain a better understanding of the types of occurrences, the locations, and the circumstances that are happening in our city related to sexual violence, which is known to be under reported.
While filing a report through Speak Out is not the same as filing an official police report, the information might assist investigators in ongoing, or future sexual assault investigations, leading to a better chance of charges and convictions. The information gathered through these reports can help to strengthen our response to the community and shift the narrative around sexual violence.
Users are not required to give their names and can always choose to report the occurrence to police later if they feel comfortable doing so.
This program helps build on the national response and framework which continues to serve as a foundational guide for municipal, regional, provincial, and national police organizations to build upon in their own policies, inclusive of sexual violence reviews. Any information you provide is helpful and every word you share counts.
For more information, or to fill out a report, please visit:
- An investigation, led by the dedicated Barrie Police Service Human Trafficking Unit, resulted in the accused pleading guilty to multiple human trafficking-related charges.
- All Sworn members completed Human Trafficking awareness training through the Canadian Police Knowledge Network.
The Barrie Police Service is committed to ensuring the needs of residents are addressed in a timely and efficient manner. The Records and Information Management Services Unit enhanced its online services and continued to provide the community with records checks throughout the pandemic. The Service is continually working to further expand digital
services to assist the public.
Records & Information Management Services
Main Occurrences Reported Through COPLOGIC in 2020
Expanding Online Services: Electronic Intake (E-Intake) Pilot Project
Although the pilot began in November 2019 it was ongoing through 2020. Working closely with the Ministry of the Attorney General (M.A.G.) and Ontario Police Technology Information Co-operative to ensure success of the project and improve system efficiencies, E-Intake is now being rolled out to other police services across the province. This is improving operational efficiency by saving officers hours of waiting to have documents signed at the courthouse and reducing processing costs. E-Intake is completely electronic and is an integral part of the M.A.G. modernization strategy.
Electronic Record Checks
2020 introduced the ability to send record checks electronically and has reduced:
• Wait times for record checks
• Ecological footprint
(D.N.A., swabs, etc.)
(Currency, identification, suspected counterfeit currency)
|Remote Piloted Aircraft System||1|
|Vehicles in the Fleet||
*Utility trailers are regular load-bearing trailers.
The Barrie Police Service introduced several hybrid SUVs to the front-line fleet, which operate on electric and engine power. Preliminary data shows the hybrid SUVs have lowered idling time and reduce stress on the engine and fuel costs. The Service will continue to monitor these vehicles for cost-saving measures, conduct a fleet audit to look for efficiencies in operations, vehicle use, processes, and controls.
Average kilometers annually traveled per front-line vehicle:
Digital Evidence Management System
The Digital Evidence Management System is a centralized database that manages and stores digital evidence captured from scenes by officers and bystanders using electronic devices. This is an innovative way to manage digital evidence. It breaks down data silos and streamlines data management for strengthened operational efficiencies and abilities to address community issues.
The Digital Evidence Management System Project originated as a joint pilot program between the Barrie Police Service and the Barrie Crown Attorney’s Office in November 2018. Collaborative support and inputs were received from the Provincial Traffic Court and Federal Crown Attorney throughout the pilot and led to the program’s successful implementation in 2020.
The Barrie Police Service is an early adopter of this unique system. The Service is a leader in the implementation of the Digital Evidence Management System and developed multiple training videos, resources, and reference material to guide and assist other Services through the Province and the Ministry of the Attorney General in implementing the system. Our members are fully trained to use the Digital Evidence Management System as a centralized source to manage digital evidence and set a precedent for other Services.
Professional Standards & Risk Management
Classification of Public Complaints Accepted by O.I.P.R.D.*
Policy / Service
*O.I.P.R.D.- Office of the Independent Police Review Director
Conduct & Police / Service Complaint Dispositions
Informal Resolution / C.S.R.* / Local Resolution / E.R.**
*C.S.R. – Customer Service Resolution **E.R. – Early Resolution
Total Complaints Not Accepted by O.I.P.R.D.*
Total Number of O.I.P.R.D.* Complaints
*O.I.P.R.D.- Office of the Independent Police Review Director
*C.I.I.C.C. – Collection of Identifying Information in Certain Circumstances
Barrie Police Service
The Barrie Police Service hosts an annual awards ceremony that recognizes bravery, exceptional achievements and the efforts of numerous citizens and members of the Service. The Awards Ceremony was scheduled to take place April 16, 2020. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions the event was cancelled, and members were recognized through digital channels. The following lists the 2020 recipients.
CHIEF OF POLICE AWARD
Canada Border Services Agency
Detective Constable Ashley Hogg
Ontario Provincial Police
Detective Constable Jeffrey Wright
Detective Constable Justin Ford
Detective Constable Lindsay White
Detective Constable Michelle Jansen
Detective Constable Sherri Span
Ontario Provincial Police
Detective Constable Vicki Thisdelle
Canada Border Services Agency
Canada Border Services Agency
Staff Sergeant Bryan Daley
Staff Sergeant Valarie Gates
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Violence Against Women Advocate Case Review Project Lead
LIFE SAVING AWARD
Constable Kody Groh
Constable Jamie Todd
Constable James Westcott
Special Constable John Peacock
Special Constable Michael Boucher
Special Constable Supervisor Teresa Hummell
Sergeant Tanya Lynch
AWARD OF MERIT
Constable Jackie Parkin
CIVILIAN 20 YEAR PIN
CIVILIAN 30 YEAR PIN
Constable Benjamin Hayes (x2)
Constable Emily Harris
Constable Jason Dorion
Constable Joshua Knight
Constable Matthew Baker
Detective Constable David Koopmans
Detective Constable Jason Storey
Detective Constable Vicki Thisdelle
Sergeant Christopher Alton
Staff Sergeant Valarie Gates
SWORN 20 YEAR MEDAL
Constable Curtis Reid
Constable Daniel Schaly
Constable James Peters
Constable James Westcott
Constable Jason Dorion
Constable John Lamont
Constable Jonathan Watt
Constable Matthew Marshall
Constable Trevor Crosby
Sergeant Jelena Rajkovic
Sergeant Michael Ross
SWORN 30 YEAR BAR
Constable Gary Turner
Constable Janet Schefter
Deputy Chief R. Wyllie Allan
Barrie Police Service has been active throughout the year in the planning and creation of the City of Barrie’s Community Safety & Well-Being Plan. The creation of a CSWB Plan is a legislated mandate for the City of Barrie, in partnership with Barrie Police Service.
NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING MODEL
2020 marks the first full year of the Barrie Police Service Neighbourhood Policing Model. This model is designed to improve relations and encourage interactions between the community and the police to work towards enhanced community safety. Neighbourhood patrol officers are assigned to neighbourhoods for a period of 18-24 months, where they have the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with residents and business owners even during the difficulties experienced by COVID-19 related restrictions.
2020 Community Safety Survey
Thank you to all community members who participated in the voluntary 2020 Community Safety Survey, that was available online from October 26, 2020 to December 11, 2020. 1,667 survey responses were received, which is a 358% increase from 2019.
Data collected informs the Barrie Police Service on public perception of safety in the City of Barrie.
Click here for the full report presented to the Barrie Police Services Board on Junauary 21, 2021.
Community Safety Survey
The 2020 Community Safety Survey was available from October 26, 2020 to December 11, 2020 and saw 1,667 responses, an increase of 358% from 2019. This section shows the demographic breakdown of the survey respondents. Click an image to make it larger.
Strategic Plan Accomplishments
Comments from the Community
I believe our police do their job well. I strongly believe they need more support both from our court system and our government. I feel they have so much to deal with that they need more resources and support.
I don’t have answers, but I appreciate all those working to solve problems and help the community at large. Thank you!
I haven’t lived here that long, and with the COVID-19 lock downs, I haven’t had a chance to find out where everything is yet, but, I feel safe enough, and like it here.
I also want to acknowledge how difficult the job of policing must be, being held to some of the highest possible standards in society.
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