Junior Constable Camp
Barrie Police Service hosts a Junior Constable Camp each summer where youth can spend a week learning about what it takes to be a police officer and how the Barrie Police Service works with the Barrie community.
Each June, local teachers are asked to nominate students to participate in the camp, and seven week-long day camp sessions are held.
Participants learn about the different units within the service, visit with Barrie Firefighters and Paramedics, take part in fitness testing, as well as meeting the K-9 and marine units, and the bomb disposal robot that works with the tactical unit.
Barrie Police Service has offered the Junior Constable Camp summer camp for high risk or disadvantaged kids aged nine to twelve since 2014.
The campers are nominated by the Public and Catholic School Boards with input from Children’s Aid and the Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie.
The Barrie Police Service Junior Constable Camp is the first of its kind in Ontario.