Police & the Community


Crime Prevention Week 2018 - “Know Your Source”

Crime Prevention Week 2018 - “Know Your Source”
November 2nd, 2018 - Police & the Community

(BARRIE, ON) – This year, Crime Prevention Week runs from November 4-10, 2018 and the Barrie Police Service is proud to support the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) 2018 Crime Prevention campaign which encourages the public to “Know Your Source”. When making on-line or mail order purchases or purchasing products from private individuals, it is important for everyone to be aware and cautious of sophisticated fraud and cybercrime-related crimes that are becoming more complex and attracting more victims.

The campaign also highlights the need for knowing your source when it comes to the purchase of cannabis and cannabis related products. The only legal source in Ontario remains the Ontario Cannabis Store; all other sources are illegal.

“With the increasing popularity of on-line shopping, the prevalence of frauds and scams that prey on vulnerable individuals, and the legalization of cannabis, we all have to be vigilant. This year’s OACP Province-wide campaign asks each of us to be informed and careful about the sources of the products and services we purchase," said Constable Julie Reynolds of the Barrie Police Crime Prevention Unit. “The single most cost-effective way of bringing about community safety and well-being is preventing crime before it happens and that starts with each of us as individuals doing our part.”

Please join the Barrie Police as we bring Crime Prevention Week to the City of Barrie and show how we are “committed to our community”. Stay connected and follow Crime Prevention Week on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtags #CPWeek2018 and #BPSCrimePrevention.

Crime Prevention Week Events:

Monday, November 5, 2018:

  • Crime Prevention Flag Raising
    Location: Barrie Police HQ
    Time: 9:30 am
  • “Say Something” Downtown Business Blitz
    Officers will speak to business employees about recognizing and reporting suspicious or criminal activity.
    Location: Downtown
    Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Tuesday, November 6, 2018:

  • Lock It Or Lose It
    Location: Georgian Mall
    Time:10:00 am-12:00 pm|
  • Seniors Abuse Presentation
    To be conducted in collaboration with the Prevention of Seniors Abuse Network.
    Location: Barrington Retirement Residence
    Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm


Wednesday, November 7, 2018:

  • Crime Prevention Community Booth
    Showcasing our community engagement programs:
    - COPS
    - Neighbourhood Watch
    - Citizen Police Academy
    Location: Georgian Mall
    Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm


Thursday, November 8, 2018:

  • Know Your Neighbours
    Canvass high crime areas, to open dialogue with citizens about community participation in crime prevention initiatives. 
    Location: Various locations
    Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm


Friday, November 9, 2018:

  • “Know Your Source”
    Marijuana legalization information booth at Georgian College
    Location: Outside “The Last Class” Pub
    Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Crime prevention is a shared responsibility that requires the police and the community working in conjunction with one another in order to reduce opportunities that support any form of criminal activity.  Additional resources are also available at www.oacp.on.ca .