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.

2021

Barrie Police Service

Annual Report

Corporate Communications

Highlights

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Corporate Communications is an integral unit of the Barrie Police Service, responsible for the communication between the service and community members of the city of Barrie. This dynamic team keeps the media up-to-date on investigations and utilizes numerous communication tools including social media, press releases, and website updates to keep the community and service members informed about safety in the city of Barrie.

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Tip Tuesdays

Tip Tuesdays are a consolidation of images shared in a single social media post to request the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in low-level crimes.

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Community Safety & Well-Being Officer Facebook Page

The Community Safety & Well-Being Officer uses Facebook to share information and to engage with the community.

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Interactive 2020 Annual Report

Experience the 2020 Annual Report come to life with videos, galleries, resources, and more! The new online environment lets audiences navigate and explore Report material on a computer, mobile phone, or tablet. Learn about the Service’s achievements and improvements from the year 2020 along with ongoing initiatives in place to ensure a safe and secure community.

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Interactive BPS Strategic Plan

The Barrie Police Services Board and the Barrie Police Service are proud to present our 2020-2023 Strategic Plan in an online interactive format.

Although this plan is a requirement for all police services, it is a welcomed opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments and look towards the future while re-evaluating our efforts at achieving policing excellence to ensure the City of Barrie is a safe and secure community.

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Communication Campaign for Speak Out

The Barrie Police Service was the lead on developing a campaign to promote use of the Speak Out app. The campaign was designed to raise understanding, support and awareness of the Speak Out app.

New Inside Out online program guide

Inside Out is an exciting new program developed by the Barrie Police Service. Inside Out is an evidence-based, youth program to replace the “Values, Influences and Peers (VIP)” program.

The Inside Out after-school program offers youth a safe space to build resilience, foster relationships with Barrie Police, and have some fun! Through a variety of activities, youth will work to build a positive sense of self, healthy friendships as well as community responsibility and belonging. 

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Social Media

Social media continues to be one of the most common ways that residents receive information from the Barrie Police. It serves as a platform to communicate urgent messages to the community, including investigation updates, missing person reports and traffic delays. Social media also provides information on programs and partnerships while offering community members an opportunity to aid in investigations by sharing posts for increased engagement and awareness. Residents are reminded that social media is not a reporting tool for crimes but instead offers an opportunity for shared learning and increased community engagement. The Barrie Police Service thanks everyone who has shared posts with their online community and continue to be engaged in the services that are offered.

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Number of Followers

 

2020 2021
Facebook 18,075 23,490
Twitter 54,971 57,300
Instagram 11,900 12,600

 

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