Police/School Board Protocol signing

School boards and police services to sign updated protocol on Jan. 28
Posted on 01/27/2020

On January 28, representatives of local school boards and police services will gather to sign an updated Police/School Board Protocol. The protocol is the result of an ongoing partnership between the four school boards and four police services that serve Simcoe County and area. It is focused on keeping our schools and communities safe, ensuring that all schools and the police services supporting them are prepared to respond effectively, efficiently and in a coordinated manner in emergency situations.

What:  Signing of renewed Police/School Board Protocol
When: Tuesday, January 28, 10 a.m.
Where: Simcoe County District School Board Education Centre, 1170 Hwy 26, Midhurst

  • Steve Blake, Director of Education, Simcoe County District School Board
  • Brian Beal, Director of Education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
  • Martin Bertrand, Directeur de l’éducation, Conseil scolaire Viamonde
  • André Blais, Directeur de l’éducation, Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir
  • Kimberley Greenwood, Chief, Barrie Police Service
  • Dwight Peer, Chief Superintendent, Ontario Provincial Police, Central Region
  • Jerel Swamp, Chief, Rama Police Service
  • Andrew Fletcher, Chief, South Simcoe Police Service


  • Original Police/School Board Protocol was signed in 2001
  • Developed to ensure that school boards and local police services satisfied requirements of the Safe Schools Act, Education Act and Police Services Act
  • The Simcoe County protocol became the template for all other Ontario school boards
  • Minor revisions and updates have been done since 2001
  • Significant changes and updates made and implemented in 2016, in response to an update to the Provincial Model

This initiative links directly to the SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities in the area of community.

Debbie Deeth, Executive Assistant to Daryl Halliday, Superintendent of Education
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