Vulnerable Person Registry

The Vulnerable Persons Registry is a service in Barrie that allows caregivers of vulnerable persons to submit vital information to a database that will be used by police and other emergency services during a crisis situation. This registry gives police quick access to critical information about a registered vulnerable person. It can provide police with emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, known routines, favorite attractions or special needs of the vulnerable individual. This information can assist officers in communicating with, attending a residence of, or dealing with an emergency involving a vulnerable individual.

A Vulnerable Person is defined as a person who due to a medical, mental health or physical condition may exhibit patterns of behaviour that may pose a danger to that person. This could include:

  • A tendency to wander
  • The inability to communicate
  • Fascinations or attractions (water, construction sites etc.)
  • Social responses (fear of strangers, aggression)

Examples of Vulnerable Persons may include Persons with:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • an Acquired Brain Injury
  • a Mental Health condition that causes a person to exhibit the behaviours above

Parents or caregivers of a vulnerable person living in Barrie can submit this information one of two ways:

  •  Online registration is available on the Barrie Police Service’s website. Online registration is preferable as you will receive a yearly email reminder to update information, which is much easier than submitting new handwritten forms each year.
  • Printable registration forms can be printed from the website or picked up from police headquarters (see address below).  Completed forms must be accompanied by a current photograph of the vulnerable person, and may be submitted in person or mailed to:

Barrie Police Service
Att’n: Crime Prevention Unit
110 Fairview Road
Barrie, ON  L4N 8X8

***Please note that it is the responsibility of the caregiver or vulnerable person to update the registration annually (including a new photo) to keep the registration active.  This may be done online or by submitting new hardcopy forms***

During the registration, you will be asked to provide information such as:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Physical descriptors (Include marks, scars and/or tattoos)
  • Contact information
  • Special needs
  • Methods of approach
  • Objects of attraction
  • A photo of the person’s face. Please note that the photo must be in JPEG (.jpg) format.

In the event of an emergency responding officers and other responding emergency service workers will have immediate access to this registry. This can help provide vital information in a timely manner and reduces the likelihood that critical information is overlooked.

*Please note that if you are completing the printable form, you will need to attach a recent photo of the individual being registered. Registration forms must be mailed or delivered to Barrie Police Headquarters: 110 Fairview Road, Barrie ON, L4n 8X8

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