Walking the Beat

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‘Walking the Beat’ is an ongoing series about policing issues and crime prevention in Simcoe County

January 11 – Police concerned about the number of people still venturing out onto what is thin ice in the region. If you do plan to head out, at anytime, South Simcoe Police Constable Rich Williamson says you need to be prepared…

October 14 – Much talk about the pain killer Fentanyl – it’s benefits, as well as its potential for misuse. Two weekends ago, five people in Barrie nearly died as a result of what is believed to have been a Fentanyl overdose. They may not have even known they had taken the drug. It is odourless and tasteless and is being used more and more as a ‘cutting’ agent with other drugs. Police are concerned. Health officials are concerned. Barrie Police Constable Sarah Bamford and Mia Brown from the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit tell us more about Fentanyl, it’s benefits and repercussions, and a free antidote that’s available…

September 30 – South Simcoe Police and Community & Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS) have partnered to offer a free service to seniors living in Bradford West Gwillimbury, to ensure their surroundings are safe. Not only that, South Simcoe Police Sergeant Lou Dasilva says it’s an opportunity for police to gain the trust of seniors…