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Prescription Drug Drop Off Day May 10th 2014

Prescription Drug Drop Off Day May 10th 2014
April 15th, 2014 - Police & the Community

The National/Provincial Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Coordinated through the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Substance Abuse Committee, Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day provides a convenient opportunity for Ontario residents to safely dispose of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs.

The Barrie Police Service will be hosting this initiative in partnership with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, OPP Barrie and South Simcoe Police Service. This initiative invites citizens of our communities to attend an identified drop off location to properly dispose of unwanted or un-used medication. Our goal is to keep prescribed medication out of the hands of those that would abuse it and to have the medication properly disposed of.

  • Date: Saturday May 10th 2014
  • Location: Barrie Molson Centre 555 Mapleview Dr.
  • Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please contact Detective Kevin McLean at 705-725-7025 ext 2301 with inquiries.

Happy Easter Barrie Food Bank - 600 Pounds Donated

Happy Easter Barrie Food Bank - 600 Pounds Donated
April 15th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service members donated 600 pounds of food today at the Barrie Food Bank.  Be sure to drop off your donations to the Barrie Food Bank located at 42 Anne Street  for more information on what they are in need of check out the following link:

Have safe long weekend! and  thank-you to all the members who donated items.

 

Helping Save Lives

Helping Save Lives
April 15th, 2014 - Police & the Community

The Simcoe County 9-1-1 Management Board is hosting the 2013 Simcoe County 9-1-1 Communications Awards today, April 15th, 2014.
 

At 2:00 pm members of the Barrie Police Service will be in attendance at the Simcoe County Museum to receive a team Communications Award.
 

Cathy Clark - Chair, Simcoe County 9-1-1 Management Board and Chief Greenwood will present the Team Award to the following service members:
 

Constable:
Mike Gould

Communicators:
Danielle Ballagh
Caroline Graham
Caron Smith
Christine Atkinson
Leanne Boughner

 

Congratulations!

Report Minor Crime to the Barrie Police On-Line

April 15th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Low priority crimes and property-related incidents can now be reported to Barrie Police Service online using any Internet-ready device. The link on the front page of our website will easily take a person reporting a crime through all the steps, anytime of the day.

The “COPLOGIC” system is a customer-driven application that will expedite the reporting process for our citizens as they do not have to wait for a return call from an officer or attend the police station. The system protects personal information and the online templates are easy-to-use formatted reports can be filed online at the convenience of the complainant in a matter of minutes.

The online system is capable of reporting minor police occurrences such as; lost property, theft under $5,000 from property or from a vehicle, as well as mischief or vandalism to property or a vehicle.  Theft of government-issue identification cannot be reported online.

Reports will be reviewed and approved by Police Officer, once approved the police report will be transferred into the Barrie Police Service’s records management system, the information will form part of the ongoing statistical crime analysis program.

Media Advisory: April 14, 2014

Media Advisory

Tami Hutcheon (1970/06/02) was located by Police on the evening of April 13, 2014. after she contacted her family. She was located and found to be safe. No foul play was ...
Posted April 14, 2014 | Read more

Media Advisory: April 11, 2014

Media Advisory

Barrie Police Service would like to caution the community about water and flood safety. As warmer temperatures are expected combined with rain fall we may find ourselves in potentially dangerous ...
Posted April 11, 2014 | Read more

Please Join us for a special Social Media Presentation For Parents

 Please Join us for a special Social Media Presentation  For Parents
April 10th, 2014 - Police & the Community

 

 

Who, When and Where

The Barrie Police Service is pleased to announce a presentation to parents regarding social media. This presentation will be conducted by Police Officers within Barrie Police’s Community Service Unit. Registration is FREE It will be held on May 15th from 7pm-9pm at Barrie Central Collegiate.

Is this Presentation for me?

Are you the parent of a child who uses the internet or the parent of a child who will start using the internet soon?  If you are, you should know that the internet is a great way to stay up-to-date on the news, do research for school projects, and communicate with friends, but it can also be very   dangerous.  As a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure that your child stays safe online.  Unfortunately, for this to happen you must be     educated and warned of the ill-effects of the misuse or excessive use of social networking sites are you?

Why?

Children and teens are creating and sharing information more than ever    using digital media such as cell phones, smart phones, and computers. They send text messages, use Facebook and Twitter, write blogs, share photos and video to stay in touch with friends and family and to make new friends.
Social media offers lots of opportunity to help your child and teen be         creative and stay connected and informed. But it’s important be aware about different technologies and how your children use them so you can help keep them safe online.

Where

May 15, 2014
7pm-9pm
Barrie Central
Collegiate

Free To Register

To Register, Contact: Lesley Grant lgrant@barriepolice.ca

Barrie Police Seeking Public Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Theft

Barrie Police Seeking Public Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Theft
April 10th, 2014 - Police & the Community

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On Thursday April 3rd, 2014 at approximately 8:00pm Barrie Police Service investigated a theft from the Zehrs store located at 472 Bayfield Street, Barrie.

A male was observed by a Loss Prevention Officer at the Zehrs, stealing a large quantity of goods from the store. When the officer approached the male to arrest him he fled on foot and was observed getting into a dark colored vehicle that exited onto Livingston Street from the Wal-Mart parking lot and continued travelling westbound.
 

The male is described as:

Male White 40 years, 6'2", 240 pounds, black short hair with greying on the sides, goatee, black jacket, black shirt, blue jeans, white runners.

Assistance is needed in identifying this unknown suspect responsible for the above theft.
Please contact PC Trollope #5582 at extension #2694 with any information or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

 

Press Release - Daytime Edition: April 9, 2014

Press Release - Daytime Edition

The City of Barrie would like to inform residents that the City is not involved with an apparent door to door campaign currently underway where it is alleged that the City’s drinking water ...
Posted April 9, 2014 | Read more

National Volunteer Week 2014

National Volunteer Week 2014
April 9th, 2014 - Police & the Community

National Volunteer Week April 7th- 12th, 2014 is an opportunity for Barrie Police Service to acknowledge the volunteers who support our organization through programs such as the Citizens on Patrol and Auxiliary programs.  Also recognize the hard work and dedication of our members of the Barrie Police Service who have contributed over 3000 volunteer hours last year to over 30 charitable organizations, sport teams and various fundraising events.  Many members are very busy with their family lives, and work, just like most other individuals.  When we find time to become involved in anything else it truly seems like a bonus; which is why Barrie Police Service would like to acknowledge our members who make the extra time and effort to volunteer their personal time to support a cause they believe in. 

As the Easter weekend approaches, please remember those less fortunate. Thank you to all that have donated to our local food banks and thank you to all that volunteer to the many different charities in our region and beyond.

Thank- you!