Barrie Police Service crest with the words Barrie Police, an image of a masonry crown representing civic authority. On the crown are two wavy blue lines alluding to Barrie’s location on the lake, these are set over five interlacing gold lines representing the five major provincial highways that intersect Barrie.


Barrie Police Service

Annual Report

Barrie Police Service


Policing excellence to ensure a safe and secure community.


To enhance our community by providing professional, accountable and sustainable policing services.


Through our actions and dedication, we model the principles of

Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence.

To download a PDF copy of the full report, please click on the image of the cover.


Photo Disclaimer: The photos and/or videos highlighted in this report were taken throughout 2021 and reflect changing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements. What is pictured does not necessarily reflect the current guidelines on distancing and wearing of PPE.
Cover image features ‘Spirit Catcher’ by Ron Baird. 1986, Collection of the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie. Cover photo taken by Constable Rebecca Henderson, featuring Sergeant Tanya Lynch.

Highlights of the 2021 BPS Annual Report

Tornado in southeast Barrie

On July 15 an EF2 tornado touched down in southeast Barrie, displacing hundreds of people. Read more about the Barrie Police Service response and how emergency services partners worked together to help those affected.

Evidence-Based Policing

The Barrie Police Service continues to be leaders in innovative police practices and presented virtually at the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing Conference.

BPS Annual Awards

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Barrie Police Service wasn’t able to hold our annual in-person awards ceremony in 2021. Although we were pleased to be able to present the awards to the recipients throughout the year, in a safe, and physically distanced manner, we would like to take this opportunity to recognize the bravery, exceptional achievements and the efforts of citizens and members of the Barrie Police Service throughout 2020.

Community Safety Survey

The 2021 Community Safety Survey is an annual survey that is distributed to the community to strengthen understanding of the public’s perception, values and expectations of the Barrie Police Service.

Table of Contents


Message from the Board Chair

Message from the Chief of Police



Organizational Chart

Barrie Police Services Board

Past Board Chair Angela Lockridge

Appointment of Deputy Chief Rich Johnston


Corporate Communications


Social Media

Community Engagement

Human Resources


Employment Unit

Training Unit

Operational Services


Alternate Response Unit

Auxiliary Unit

Barrie Tornado First Response

Operational Support Services


Tactical Support & Canine

Traffic Unit

Remote Piloted Aircraft System & Marine

Court Services Unit

School Support

Communications Unit

Investigative Services


General & Specialized Investigation Units

Joint & Internal Forces Operations

Technological Crimes Unit

Records & Information Management Services


Online Reporting

Information Technology


New Initiatives

Executive Services


Systemic Review of Organizational Culture & Systems

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Professional Standards & Risk Management

Barrie Police Service

Evidence-Based Policing


Statistical Highlights

2021 Community Safety Survey

Strategic Plan Accomplishments

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