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Calls from Police Retirees of Ontario are not a scam

Calls from Police Retirees of Ontario are not a scam
November 2nd, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service would like to inform the public they may receive a phone call from the Police Retirees of Ontario (P.R.O), which is a non-profit organization. These calls relate to a LEGITIMATE fundraising campaign that is conducted throughout the province.

P.R.O.’s campaign helps to support children in need by distributing P.R.O. Teddy Bears to emergency services that work with children. Teddy bears assist emergency services and children’s organizations to comfort children that are going through traumatic situations.

As well, at the end of their fiscal year, surplus funds are donated to children’s charities across the province. Since 1992, the Police Retirees of Ontario has been able to donate more than $1,000,000 to children-oriented causes and charities throughout Ontario. This year they are continuing a province-wide campaign to support children in need.

The Police Retirees of Ontario Incorporated (P.R.O.) was founded in 1992, by a group of retired police officers for the purpose of establishing an organization with a mandate to assist Police Services through awareness and advocacy and to assist police retirees throughout Ontario.

Members of the public are encouraged to visit the P.R.O. website for any further information, or call toll free at 1-844-323-4003.