Vulnerable Person Registry


Vulnerable Person Registry (VPR)

Vulnerable Person Registry (VPR)

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.

Vulnerable Person
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 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
Who can submit this information? Parents or caregivers of a vulnerable person living in Barrie can submit this information. Online registration is available. Printable registration forms can be filled out and submitted in-person or mailed to the Barrie Police Service at, 29 Sperling Drive, Barrie, ON L4M 6K9
What information is required? 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 persons face.
    Please note that the photo must be in JPEG (.jpg) format.
How is this information used? 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 not overlooked.
Further Questions? Please click here for additional frequently asked questions.
  • Click here to begin the online Vulnerable Persons registration.
  • Click here to print the Vulnerable Persons registration form if submitting in-person. Please attach a recent photo of the individual being registered. Registration forms must be mailed or delivered in-person to:

    Barrie Police Service
    29 Sperling Drive
    Barrie, ON, L4M 6K9