Chief of Police, Barrie Police Service
Police Foundations Leadership, 2008
In 30 years on the force, Kimberley Greenwood moved up the ranks, serving her community with distinction and making important contributions to policing at every level. In 2013, she was named Chief of the Barrie Police Service.
Greenwood was born into a police family; her father was a police officer who shared his commitment to his job with his children. After high school, Greenwood joined the Toronto Police Service as a cadet.
As a relatively young police officer, Greenwood became involved in developing policy and implementing a training program to support a multidisciplinary approach to child abuse investigations. This approach has become the standard practice in most police forces. She also helped implement the Leaders in Partnership program, working with the local school boards and the Jamaican Canadian Association to identify at-risk youth in the Jane and Finch community of Toronto, and arranging for them to be mentored by police officers.
In 2013, she became the Chief of the Barrie Police Service, leading a force of more than 240 police officers and 100 civilians. Greenwood attributes her success to hard work and passion.