Safety & Crime Prevention
The Police Services Act outlines the core principles of policing, with crime prevention being at the top of the list.
The Barrie Police Service is committed to our community, and our uniformed officers, as well as our dedicated Crime Prevention Officers, work to try and keep our community and our residents and visitors safe.
Halloween Safety Tips
Here are some friendly reminders and safety tips for parents, children, and motorists who are out on Halloween.
- Know the route your child is taking and map it out with them ahead of time.
- Ensure your child is accompanied by an adult or trusted group.
- Set a time for your child to return home.
- Explain the difference between tricks and vandalism.
- Ensure your child’s costume is safe and that they are able to see and hear clearly.
- Carefully check your child’s candy when they return home and discard candy that is out of its original packaging or appears to have been tampered with.
- Do not talk to strangers and never enter anyone’s home or vehicle.
- Look all ways before crossing the street and assist younger children to cross safely.
- Wear reflective or bright-coloured material.
- Avoid eating candy until it has been checked by a parent.
- If wearing a mask, remove it from your face while walking.
- For older kids, update your parents of your plans and keep them informed if plans change.
- For younger kids, make sure you stay within a safe distance of your parent, home, or group.
- Be alert and watch for children crossing at non-designated locations and in areas of parked vehicles.
- Follow the rules of the road – stop fully at signals and crosswalks and adhere to posted speed limits.
- Check mirrors and surrounding area before reversing from driveways.
- Drive only when sober.