Barrie Police Service

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Barrie Police Service
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


  • 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 outrcry, 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]

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