Police & the Community


Police Reveal List of Crimes That Keep Police Officers Up at Night (and Days, too)

Police Reveal List of Crimes That Keep Police Officers Up at Night (and Days, too)
February 21st, 2017 - Police & the Community

(Barrie) The Barrie Police Service is  supporting  the  Ontario  Association  of  Chiefs  of
Police's  (OACP) 
2017  Crime  Prevention  campaign  (#CrimePreventionONT),  which  includes  the  top 10 crimes  or  potential  situations  where  victimization can occur as  identified  by  the Province's top police  crime prevention experts.

The OACP asked top community safety and crime prevention policing experts – all members of the OACP’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Committee – to identify crimes or situations where victimization can lead to criminal acts against persons or property. The goal of the “Shoulda Coulda Woulda: Crime Prevention Starts With You” campaign is to heighten awareness of the simple things we can all do to protect our property and personal safety and well-being.

Our police officers work with many individuals and groups in our community to promote crime prevention initiatives throughout the year. We are supporting this year’s OACP Province-wide campaign, which asks each of us to do the small things that add up to big crime prevention success.

Police community safety and crime prevention experts identified the following crimes or potential situations where victimization can occur which keep our officers up at night (and days, too):

  •     Residential Break & Enters
  •     Impaired/Drugged Driving
  •     Cyber Crime/Identity Theft
  •     Fraud - Online exchanges
  •     Theft from Vehicles/Theft of Vehicles
  •     Theft of Bicycles
  •     Theft from Garages, Lockers, Mail Boxes, Sheds & Front Porches(Deliveries)
  •     Awareness of Your Surroundings to Prevent Assaults
  •     Pharmacy Thefts/Robberies
  •     Theft of Prescription Drugs

The 2017 OACP Crime Prevention Campaign is supported by the following community partners: Accident Support Services Inc., Canadian Security Association, Humber College – School of Social and Community Services, Interac, Hydro One, and the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation.

To view or download the 2017 Crime Prevention booklet click here. This booklet offers great tips to keep you and your family safe!