People globally are calling on their elected officials and community bodies to reduce and eliminate budgets for policing. We are no longer going to pay for police to punish our communities. These funds can be redirected to support and provide much needed alternative community services and improvements to public housing, mental health support, addictions treatment, and food security programs among other basic needs.
City of Barrie Budget Survey respondents who supported a 5% reduction in the police budget.
2021 Barrie Police Budget - a 2.65% or $1,480,000 increase over 2020.
Calls for service to Barrie Police that are non-criminal in nature.
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