Table of Contents


Message from the Board Chair

Message from the Chief of Police


Organizational Chart

Barrie Police Services Board

Appointment of Chief Rich Johnston

Retirement of Chief Kimberley Greenwood

Chief’s Retirement Gala

Corporate Communications


Social Media

Community Engagement

Human Resources


Training Unit & Recruitment

Operational Services


South Simcoe Police Service Funeral

Operational Support Services


Communications Unit

Alternate Response Unit

Community Safety & Well-Being Unit

Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT)

Citizens On Patrol (COP)

Auxiliary Unit

Tactical Support & Canine

Court Services Unit

Traffic Unit

Remotely Piloted Aircraft System & Marine

Investigative Services


Forensic Identification Unit

Crime Lab

Internet Child Exploitation (ICE)

Human Trafficking & Victim Support

Joint & Internal Forces Operations

Records & Information Management Services


Information Technology




Quartermaster Unit

Executive Services


Committee Highlights

Professional Standards & Risk Management

Barrie Police Service

Evidence-Based Policing


Statistical Highlights

2022 Community Safety Survey Results

Strategic Plan Accomplishments

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.

Cover image features ‘Spirit Catcher’ by Ron Baird. 1986, Collection of the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie. Cover photo taken by Constable Kefu Liu.

Highlights of the 2022 BPS Annual Report

Change of Command

A time-honoured ceremony designed to mark the occasion when the responsibility of command is passed to the incoming Chief of Police. The outgoing Chief, the Chair of the Police Services Board and the incoming Chief participate in this ceremony. This is one of the most formal ceremonies conducted by the Police Service, signifying the end of one era and the beginning of the next.

Mobile Crisis Response Team

The development of an MCRT has been in development since November 2021. This MCRT pilot project continues to re-establish a collaborative partnership between the Barrie Police Service and Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre with the shared goals of minimizing police and hospital interactions through enhanced de-escalation, crisis assessment as well as intervention and triage options for follow up supports.

Barrie Police Service Annual Awards

The Barrie Police Service is honoured to recognize the brave men and women of our service and members of the community for their outstanding work, acts of bravery, altruism and profound contribution to public safety and security.

Community Safety Survey

This annual survey is an opportunity for residents to provide feedback on their perception of safety in the city. Visit the Community Safety Survey section of the Annual Report to learn about the results from 2022. 

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