Senior Barrie police officer facing charge of discreditable conduct

A 26-year officer of the Barrie Police Service (BPS) who holds the rank of Inspector has been charged with discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act

In a news release on Friday, police said the charge was filed after a recent investigation that was conducted by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Office of Professionalism, Respect, Inclusion and Leadership.

Police said an allegation of an on-duty internal incident was received by Barrie Police Deputy Chief R. Wyllie Allan earlier this year. According to police, after receiving the complaint, Allan requested the assistance of the OPP to conduct the investigation.

“Our members are held to the highest standards of professionalism by the public, and our Service, and as such, we take any allegation of misconduct very seriously. A request was made to the OPP to conduct a comprehensive investigation into these allegations, ensuring a transparent and impartial process. The Barrie Police Service recognizes that building and maintaining public trust is of critical importance,” Allan stated in the news release.

The Inspector has a hearing scheduled on Jan. 12, 2024.