Barrie Police launch program to help protect businesses

Key Holder Registry will allow police to act quickly when required

Barrie Police have launched a Key Holder Registry for businesses providing police with contact information for those who have access to the business.

The program will help police gain access when required – in the event of an alarm being activated or malfunctioning causing noise complaints, a door left open or damage to the property.

“The police have a responsibility to act on various emergency events that could potentially take place at local businesses. If we can’t contact a key holder, property owners could potentially incur costs from forced entry if police aren’t able to access the building otherwise.”

– Barrie Police Community Services Constable Kristopher Nicholson

There is no cost to businesses to join the registry.

Contacts can include key holders who are able to access the building, maintenance workers, and other after-hours personnel.

Information can be submitted online and is only released to authorized personnel for the specific purpose of contacting nominated employees.

The Key Holder Registry can be found at www.BarriePolice.ca/KeyHolder.

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