Barrie police board invites input on direction of 2022 budget

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The Barrie Police Services Board is inviting residents to provide input on the police service’s 2022 budget through a special virtual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
“The (board) has a duty to ensure we are making the best possible use of taxpayers’ dollars every year. The Barrie Police Service continues to focus on community safety and well-being and the role the service plays within the broader network of social services within our city,” says the board in a release.
“Preparations are now underway for the 2022 budget, and the service aligns its budget submissions with the guidelines from the City of Barrie Council and Finance Department, which are provided to all service partners.”
Those wishing to give a deputation should visit BarriePolice.ca/Budget and complete the Budget Deputation Request Form prior to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 30. Completed forms can be sent to BPSBoard@BarriePolice.ca.
In addition, considerations towards the 2022 Barrie Police Service Budget can be emailed to budget@barriepolice.ca, or submitted online at BarriePolice.ca/Budget
“The (board) is committed to continuing with enhanced public engagement and public education surrounding our budget process and look forward to working with the community and the (City) to ensure that the 2022 budget request is fiscally responsible and serves the community, while still ensuring the service can meet responsibilities under the Police Services Act.”

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