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November 3rd, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service kicked off Ontario’s annual Crime Prevention Week, which runs from November 5 to 11, 2017. The week-long promotion of crime prevention is supported by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and all police services across Ontario.

Crime Prevention and effective partnering with the community to address criminal activities when they happen is how we build safer communities. Ontario communities are among the safest in the world. But we can’t stand still when it comes to crime.  That’s why our service is committed to partnering with community leaders, young people, businesses, and government to prevent crime.

This week Barrie Police Service will be working with government, community groups, and social services providers to promote crime prevention as a shared responsibility in our community. The Service will also showcase crime prevention initiatives, programs and provide information on crime issues. 

Stay connected and follow Crime Prevention Week on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtags #CPWeek2017 and #CrimePreventionWeek!

Crime Prevention Week Events

Monday, November, 6, 2017

Crime Prevention Flag Raising

Location: Barrie Police Service Headquarters 
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Downtown Business Blitz

Crime prevention officers will be downtown Barrie speaking to local businesses about loss prevention, establishing safe and secure store fronts and overall daily crime prevention tips.

Location: Downtown Core 
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Lock It or Lose It

Your first line of defence against theft is to always lock up your valuables. Locking your vehicle or a locker at the gym is paramount to prevent theft, which can lead to identity fraud.  Crime Prevention Officers will be sharing the Lock It Or Lose It Campaign at local community centers and sports facilities throughout the day.

Time and Locations:

  • Holly Recreation Centre
    9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Allandale Recreation Centre
    11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • East Bayfield Recreation Centre
    1:00 p.m. to  2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Crime Prevention Community Booth

Visit with our Crime Prevention Officer at the Georgian Mall.  Our booth will be located on the lower level.

Location: Georgian Mall, 509 Bayfield Street, Barrie. 
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Keep our Seniors Safe

As a continued effort to keep our most vulnerable persons safe, the Barrie Police Service continues to promote and offer the Vulnerable Persons Registry. The registry 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.

Crime Prevention officers will be speaking about the Vulnerable Persons Registry and will be providing resource kits to various retirement homes. Officers will also offer insight and resources to residents on current frauds and scams, which target seniors. 

Time and Locations:

  • Serenity House - 410 Hurst Drive, Barrie
    9:30 a.m.
  • Whispering Pines - 140 Letitia Street, Barrie
    11:00 a.m.
  • Woods Park - 110 Lillian Crescent, Barrie
    1:00 p.m. 
  • Simcoe Terrace - 44 Donald Street, Barrie
    1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Whispering Pines - 140 Letitia Street, Barrie
    3:00 p.m. 
  • Amica - 70 Lakeside Terrance 
    T.B.A

Friday, November 10, 2017

  • Commit to Kids program

The Barrie Police Service in collaboration with The Canadian Centre for Child Protection will be promoting the Commit to Kids program. This program is to help organizations create safe environments for children. Organizations learn how to define and identify appropriate boundaries between adults and children and create safe, healthy and respectful environments.  It provides policies, strategies, and a step-by step plan to help reduce the risk of sexual abuse, encouraging organizations to take an active, participatory role in protecting children in their care.

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) are proud to announce that they are working together to keep kids safe in sport. The CAC launched the Responsible Coaching Movement in 2015 to ensure the personal safety of all young athletes and coaches involved in sport in Canada.

Crime Prevention officers will be speaking with various sporting organizations throughout Barrie, and will be providing resource materials on the Commit to Kids program. To receive a free copy of the Commit to Kids program kit contact the Barrie Police Crime Prevention office at 705-725-7025 ext. 2919 or info@barriepolice.ca