Barrie Police Service
Members of Operational Services respond to the majority of the emergency and non-emergency calls for service from the public. Multiple platoons work rotating shifts to ensure around the clock coverage and provide policing excellence to ensure a safe and secure community.
|CALLS FOR SERVICE*||66,280||73,696|
|911 CALLS RECEIVED||31,876||34,074|
|BUSIEST MONTH OF THE YEAR||July||July|
|BUSIEST DAY OF THE WEEK||Friday||Friday|
|*Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) events|
FIVE MOST FREQUENT CAD OCCURRENCES*
911 Call or Hang up
Routine Traffic Stops
Motor Vehicle Collision
*Includes a range of calls from checks on well-being to assisting other Police Services.
Paid duty events
The Barrie Police Service offers paid duty officers to the public for a range of functions. These officers are off-duty, and all costs are recovered by the Service from the organization requesting the paid duty officer. Learn more at: barriepolice.ca/paid-duty-request
TOTAL PAID DUTY EVENTS
Alternate Response Unit
The Alternate Response Unit investigates non-emergency calls that are reported through the non-emergency line (705-725-7025) or online reporting at: barriepolice.ca/citizens-online-reporting
|THEFT OF GAS||283||400|
|VULNERABLE PERSONS REGISTRATION||104||145|
The Auxiliary Unit has been an invaluable resource to the Barrie Police Service since 1976. A volunteer complement to the service, Auxiliary members volunteer at dozens of events throughout the year and provide assistance to a range of programs including but not limited to: patrol escorts, traffic and event control, and community-based policing initiatives.
Although ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions meant fewer community events in 2021, 16 Auxiliary members were integral throughout, including the Barrie tornado response where Auxiliary members offered support to residents and officers attending the scene.
Learn More About the Barrie Police Service Auxiliary Unit at: www.barriepolice.ca/join-our-team/auxiliary-policing-program/
Barrie Tornado Response
On Thursday, July 15, 2021, at approximatley 2:30 pm, the Barrie Police Service Communications Centre received the first call reporting a possible tornado touching down in the south end of the city. Dozens of additional calls came rushing in reporting hydro wires down, cars flipped over, roofs lifted off homes and debris scattered across a neighbourhood in southeast Barrie.
Environment Canada confirmed that an EF 2 tornado had touched down with 210 km/h winds, and a damage area 12 km in length and 600 m wide. Approximately 200 homes and businesses were damaged, with 71 homes deemed unsafe. Ten people were injured and taken to hospital; thankfully no deaths were reported. Barrie Police members were on scene within minutes of the tornado passing through – relaying information about the impact, assisting the injured, securing homes, and most importantly, providing security and assurance. Over the following days, the role of Barrie Police was scaled down, and the focus turned to the residents’ long journey towards rebuilding homes and returning to normal.
The Barrie Police Service offers sincere thanks and appreciation to the first responders, volunteers, community organizations, businesses, school boards and City of Barrie employees that responded to the tornado and arrived on scene quickly to provide support and resources. This incident once again highlighted how the local emergency agencies and community partners all work together to safeguard the city of Barrie and remain committed to the community.