Barrie Police Service
|Barrie Police Service|
Logo of the Barrie Police Service
|Motto||Committed to our community|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Elected officer responsible||The Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services|
|Agency executive||Kimberley Greenwood, Chief of Police|
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.
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Past Police Chiefs
- Kimberley Greenwood, 2013–present
- Mark Neelin, 2010-2013
- Wayne Frechette, 2000-2010
- Jack Delcourt, 1985-2000
- Earl Snider, 1976-1985
- Ed Tschirhart, 1956-1976
- O.P.P. contract, 1946-1956
- James Case, Acting Chief, 1946
- B.B. Burtchael, 1945
- Alexander Stewart, 1924-1945
- James Case, 1923-1924
- Robert King, 1888-1923
- Chief Constable Joseph Rogers, 1853-1888
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 outrcry, he was later found guilty of causing bodily harm, unlawful use of authority and obstruction of evidence. Following a one-year jail sentence, Nevill resigned from the police force.
- "A Brief History of the Barrie Police Service", Barrie Police Service Archives. Retrieved on 2007-10-23.
- "Community Service Unit (CSU)". Barrie Police Service. Retrieved 2012-07-19.
- "Barrie police inspector suspended over e-mail", Toronto Star - Feb 15 2008
- "Barrie police want probe of racist email", Toronto Star - Feb 15 2008
- "Accused should get access to relevant police files: SCOC", National Post - January 16, 2009
- "Supreme Court of Canada Rules of Police Duty to Disclose Police Misconduct Records", The Court - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University - January 22, 2009