Police & Security

Members of the Downtown Barrie BIA are asked to report all criminal activity to Barrie Police Services every time it occurs. Reporting not only has the potential to assist with solving cases, but it also creates a record of occurrences illustrating linked cases and the need for policing in Downtown Barrie. Please see below to learn how to report and download the HOW TO REPORT A CRIME infographic to print and keep by your phone.


In the case of an emergency or where a crime is in progress, please call 911 immediately and be prepared to give the address, your contact info and description of your emergency.

Common Reports

Using the Barrie Police Service Police Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the following incidents

  • Theft Under $5000
  • Damaged To Property Under $5000
  • Damage To Vehicle Under $5000
  • Theft From Vehicle
  • Lost Property
  • Traffic/Driving Complaint
  • Local Neighbourhood Traffic Issue or Concern
  • Fraud Under $5000
  • Graffiti

Click here for more information.

Non-Emergency Items and Ongoing Issues

If you want to report a non-emergency crime not listed under the Common Reports section above or if you would like to report ongoing issues such as trespassing, nuisance issues or noise complaints, please call 705-725-7025.

NOTE: For mental health related items, please contact CAMH at 705-726-5033 who can try to connect the individual with assistance. Please only contact Barrie Police regarding individuals with mental health issues if they are engaging in criminal activities.


Panhandling on public property is considered legal unless the panhandler is threatening physical harm, obstructing your path, using abusive language, following you along your walk (not staying stationary and allowing you to pass), intoxicated or keeps asking after you’ve already declined. No one is allowed to panhandle at an ATM, payphone, or public washroom, public transit stop or taxi stand, on a public transit vehicle, while you are getting in our out of your private vehicle, in a parking lot or if you are in your vehicle on the road.

Reporting Anonymously

If you have any information on a crime you want to report anonymously, please contact Crime Stoppers

Online: www.crimestopperssdm.com

Call: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Pingstreet App

This location-based discovery tool provides the public with the opportunity to report problems they see around today by taking a picture and sending it directly to appropriate City of Barrie staff. It also provides real-time access to garbage and recycling calendars, elections information, news, current events, road closures and more.

Click here to find out more and download the app.