Barrie Police Service

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Barrie Police Service
Barrie Police Logo.svg
MottoCommitted to our community
Agency overview
Formed1853
HeadquartersBarrie, Ontario

Sworn members218
Unsworn members94
Elected officer responsible
  • The Honourable Sylvia Jones, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Agency executive
Facilities
Divisions5
Website
www.barriepolice.ca

The Barrie Police Service provides policing services to the City of Barrie, Ontario, Canada. It is made up of 218 police personnel and 94 civilians that serve a population of 135,711, as of 2011, in an area covering 100.71 km2 (38.88 sq mi).

The chief of police is the highest-ranking officer of the Barrie Police Service; the current chief is Kimberley Greenwood, a former staff superintendent and 30-year veteran of Toronto police.

History[edit]

The Barrie Police Service is the third-oldest police force still in existence in Ontario, after the Kingston Police Service (1841) and the Hamilton Police Service (1833).[1]

Past police chiefs[edit]

Controversies[edit]

  • In 2008 a senior police inspector in charge of the Barrie Police Service Professional Standards Branch was relieved of his duties after emailing a racist joke to colleagues.[3][4]
  • In 2009 an attempted obstruction of justice was reported after senior Barrie Police Service officials initially failed to disclose and then subsequently refused to disclose the existence of criminal charges against one of their constables, which included, drug possession and trafficking, cocaine use while on duty, theft (stealing money and phone cards from an evidence bag), and obstruction of justice.[5][6]
  • In 2010 a Barrie police constable, Jason Nevill, assaulted and arrested a man under false charges. After the incident was caught on a security camera and caused public outcry, he was later found guilty of causing bodily harm, unlawful use of authority and obstruction of evidence.[7] Following a one-year jail sentence, Nevill resigned from the police force.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Brief History of the Barrie Police Service", Barrie Police Service Archives. Retrieved on 2007-10-23.
  2. ^ "Community Service Unit (CSU)". Barrie Police Service. Retrieved 2012-07-19.
  3. ^ "Barrie police inspector suspended over e-mail", Toronto Star - Feb 15 2008
  4. ^ "Barrie police want probe of racist email", Toronto Star - Feb 15 2008
  5. ^ "Accused should get access to relevant police files: SCOC", National Post - January 16, 2009
  6. ^ "Supreme Court of Canada Rules of Police Duty to Disclose Police Misconduct Records Archived 2010-10-19 at the Wayback Machine", The Court - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University - January 22, 2009
  7. ^ "Barrie officer convicted in beating no stranger to complaints: DiManno - Toronto Star".
  8. ^ "Barrie police officer resigns after assault conviction - Toronto Star".

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