Barrie Police Service
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With continued limitations from the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the community events that Barrie Police Service members normally participated in were postponed or canceled. When able Barrie Police Service members took part in community initiatives virtually or found innovative ways to give back while adhering to all pandemic-related restrictions.
- Canadian Blood Services Blood Drive
- Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure
- Christmas Toy Drive
- Food Bank Cram-a-Cruiser
- Food Bank Internal Fundraising Initiatives
- Heart & Stroke Foundation Big Bike Ride for Heart
- Kool FM/Rock 95 Toy Drive
- National Police Officers’ Memorial Run
- Mitten Tree
- Salvation Army Christmas Kettle
- Special Olympics Guardians 5K
- Special Olympics Polar Plunge
- Special Olympics Torch Run
- Tim Horton’s Camp Day
- Tree of Hope For Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls
- Women & Children’s Centre Walk a Mile
- Youth Haven Car Wash