Barrie’s downtown Police officers get new look

Shirts offer enhanced visibility

If you didn’t see them before, you’ll seem them now.

Barrie’s downtown police officers – known as the Community Response Unit or CRU – get new shirts today with a bright yellow top half.

Sergeant Angie Butler, who heads up the CRU, says they’re similar to the bright yellow jackets worn by officers who patrol on bicycles, “We want people to see us…so people can recognize us for who we are and the work that we’re doing.”

Members of the Barrie Police Community Response Unit

In addition to the visibility factor, Sergeant Butler says the shirts are designed for working in hot conditions. They have a cooling effect when the temperature rises and are moisture-wicking.