The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act was enacted on January 1, 1991. The purpose of the Act is two-fold:
- To provide the right of access to information under the control of the police in accordance with the principles that information should be available to the public, exemptions from this right of access should be limited and specific and decisions on disclosure should be reviewed independently of the institution controlling the information.
- To protect the privacy of individuals.
The Act also allows individuals to make privacy complaints should they believe a member of a police service has violated their privacy rights. Contact the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s office at 416-326-3333 or 1-800-387-0073 or TTY 416-325-7539 regarding the complaint procedure.
The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act also enables individuals to correct personal information or attach a statement of disagreement to a record held by the police. Should you wish to exercise this right, please contact the Barrie Police Service Freedom of Information Coordinator for further assistance.
To make a request please complete the following form.