Barrie police officer receives award

A Barrie police officer is receiving an award for her efforts to assist people dealing with addiction and mental-health issues.
Const. Janet Schefter is to be honoured with a Central Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Award, today at Central United Church during a celebration of Creativity and Mental Health and Addictions.
For the past decade, the awards have recognized and honoured excellence in care and understanding in the mental-health and addictions field. Serving with the Barrie Police Service for 12 years as an addiction and mental-health liaison officer, Schefter is being recognized for her work with individuals with mental-health and addiction issues.
“Const. Schefter was instrumental in bringing forward the recent crisis-intervention training for 21 frontline police officers. This training was a partnership between the Barrie Police Service and the Canadian Mental Health Association,” says a police press release.