A Senior Officer of the Barrie Police Service is facing a charge of Discreditable Conduct, contrary to Section 2(1)(a)(xi) of the Code of Conduct within the Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, after a recent investigation that was conducted by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Office of Professionalism, Respect, Inclusion & Leadership.
An allegation of an on-duty internal incident was received by Barrie Police Deputy Chief R. Wyllie Allan earlier this year involving a 26-year officer of the Service who holds the rank of Inspector. After receiving the complaint, Deputy Chief Allan requested the assistance of the OPP to conduct the investigation.
“Our members are held to the highest standards of professionalism by the public, and our Service, and as such, we take any allegation of misconduct very seriously. A request was made to the OPP to conduct a comprehensive investigation into these allegations, ensuring a transparent and impartial process. The Barrie Police Service recognizes that building and maintaining public trust is of critical importance,” said Barrie Police Deputy Chief R. Wyllie Allan.