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Bruce Carlson retiring later this year.

Bob Bruton

By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner

Barrie city police are looking for their next deputy police chief.

Bruce Carlson, the current deputy chief, is retiring at the end of his contract later this year.

“We have started the process to find a new deputy chief,” said Jim Dickie, chairman of the city police board.

Carlson announced his intention to retire, effective Aug. 31, 2017 after 35 years of police service, on Dec. 8.

“Deputy Carlson has had a distinguished career with the Barrie Police Service, is a man of great integrity and a leader in the policing industry, contributing greatly to the safety and security of our community,” said Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood.

Carlson began his career with Barrie Police Service as an auxiliary officer in 1982, was sworn in as a police constable in May of 1983, progressed through the ranks and was appointed deputy chief in September of 2010.

The board is now accepting applications for the next deputy police chief, who oversees the day-to-day operations of the department.

Barrie city police have 342 full-time staff, including 237 officers.

Candidates for deputy chief of police are asked to apply with a letter of interest, resume and three references no later than 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2017.

Applications can be e-mailed to or mailed to Barrie Police Services Board, c/o 29 Sperling Dr., Barrie, Ontario, L4M 6K9, Attn: Shirley Hrynyk, Board Secretary.

The board will conduct a comprehensive background investigation of all candidates being considered.

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