Barrie Police Service

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Barrie Police Service
Barrie Police Logo.svg
Logo of the Barrie Police Service.
Motto Committed to our community
Agency overview
Formed 1853
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Barrie, Ontario
Sworn members 218
Unsworn members 94
Elected officer responsible The Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Agency executive Kimberley Greenwood, Chief of Police
Divisions 5
Official website

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.


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]


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]

See also[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", The Court - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University - January 22, 2009
  • [1] OPP Policed Barrie for a Decade

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