Corporate Communications is one of the most important units in the Barrie Police Service. This Unit is reponsible for providing consistent and timely information to the pubic and is the conduit between the media and the police service.
They are engaged in special event planning and provide updates to the Barrie Police Service website and social media accounts.
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The Barrie Police Service Podcast is an informative communication tool that gives viewers an inside look into the different units and areas of the Barrie Police Service. Created for both internal and external audiences, this tool is another way the Barrie Police Service is striving to be transparent and informational.
Corporate Communications continues to look for new ways to engage with the community and creates multiple educational social media campaigns throughout the year. One of these campaigns was the International Women’s Day video and photos that highlighted the diverse roles that females have within the Service.
Corporate Communications provides media training to select members within the Service and also hosted an Ontario Association Chiefs of Police Media Training Course in 2022.
Social media continues to be a valuable resource and communication tool for the Barrie Police Service. The Service’s social media accounts increase in followers year after year which assists the Service in communicating important information to the public. Followers can view important safety concerns, missing person reports or calls for information as well as get a sneak peak into the range of day-to-day activities that sworn and civilian members participate in.
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 follows and shares posts for increased engagement and reach within the community.
The Barrie Police Service was very excited to see many of the Service’s favourite events return in 2022. The membership also enjoyed participating in many new events that reflected the growing diversity of the city of Barrie.
Some of the events Barrie Police Service members participated in:
- Algonquin Woodlands Aboriginal People’s Tribal Clothing Drive
- Animal Shelter Fundraiser
- Barrie Food Bank Fundraisers
- Barrie Pride Parade
- Barrie Santa Claus Parade
- Canadian Blood Services Blood Drives
- Coldest Night of the Year
- Cram a Cruiser
- Emergency Medical Services Camp
- Festival of India
- Govardhan Pooja Festival
- Golf the Wilds for the Women & Children’s Centre of Barrie
- Lace Up for Diabetes
- Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
- McHappy Day
- Mitten Tree
- Moose Hide Campaign
- National Peace Officers’ Memorial Run
- Ontario Hockey League Big Ticket Puck Drop
- Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
- Salvation Army Christmas Kettle
- Serving with PRIDE Gala
- Show the Love Valentine Campaign
- Sick Kids Pajama Drive
- Special Olympics Gala
- Special Olympics Guardians Half Marathon
- Tender Hearts Gala for Season’s Centre for Grieving Children
- Terry Fox Run
- Toy Mountain
- Tree of Hope
- Ukrainian Refugee Support Project
- Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
- Wellness Fair