The Barrie Police Service has launched a Key Holder Registry for businesses located within the City of Barrie.

A Key Holder Registry provides police with the contact information for those who have access to your business and can assist police in gaining access when required. Key Holders may be contacted in the event of an alarm being activated or malfunctioning causing noise complaints, a door left open or damage to the property.

There is no cost to businesses to join the registry, and contacts can include key holders who are able to access the building, maintenance workers, and other after-hours personnel. Information can be submitted through our secure online form and is only released to authorized personnel for the specific purpose of contacting your nominated employees.

“The police have a responsibility to act on various emergency events that could potentially take place at local businesses,” said Barrie Police Community Services Constable Kristopher Nicholson, who is spearheading the program. “If we can’t contact a key holder, property owners could potentially incur costs from forced entry if police aren’t able to access the building otherwise.”

Business owners are encouraged to visit the Barrie Police Service website and fill out the online key holder registry form. The same form can also be used to update your information.

“Keeping the information updated if your employees change is also important,” said Constable Nicholson. “If a key holder doesn’t work for you anymore, they probably don’t want to get that 2:00 a.m. phone call from the police asking if they can attend with a key.”

The Key Holder Registry can be found at www.BarriePolice.ca/KeyHolder.

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