Barrie Police Service
ORGANIZATIONAL CHART CHANGES
In 2022, there were no major adjustments or alternations made to the Organizational Chart. A comprehensive review of the Organizational Chart began in late 2022 with changes expected in the year 2023.
In accordance with the Police Services Act the Barrie Police Services Board is comprised of five members including Chair Greg Ferguson, Vice-Chair Robert Thomson, council appointment Mayor Alex Nuttall, provincial appointment Arif Khan and provincial appointment Lynn Strachan.
In 2022, the Barrie Police Service was also grateful to have Danielle Hutchinson in the role of Board Administrator. While in-person meetings resumed for the Board in 2022, the meetings continue to be streamed live through the Barrie Police Service YouTube channel for transparency and accessibility for the public.
From Left to Right: Provincial Appointment: Arif Khan, Board Administrator: Danielle Hutchinson, Vice-Chair: Councillor Robert Thomson, Provincial Appointment: Lynn Strachan, Board Chair: Greg Ferguson, Council Appointment: Mayor Alex Nuttall
MAYOR ALEX NUTTALL
You can view all the Barrie Police Services Board meetings on the Barrie Police Service YouTube channel: Barrie Police – YouTube
After more than four decades in policing, Chief Kimberley Greenwood announced her retirement in 2022.
Chief Greenwood was the first female Chief at the Barrie Police Service, and ninth Chief overall. She first joined the Barrie Police in 2013 and has had a tremendous impact on the Service, encouraging community collaboration and data-driven decision making throughout her time as Chief.
She not only made an impact in Barrie, but also served as a leader provincially and nationally, serving as President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and leading in the development of the Canadian Framework for Collaborative Police Response on Sexual Violence.
Chief Greenwood’s Retirement Gala
Since joining the Barrie Police Service in 2013 as the first female Chief of Police, Chief Kimberley Greenwood has overseen a period of incredible change and growth, in both the city of Barrie and the Barrie Police Service. Her Retirement Gala was a testament to the significant impact she has had on so many people over her career, in Toronto, in Barrie, and through her involvement with several different organizations and associations. It is no exaggeration to say that her dedication, leadership, encouragement, and support has touched thousands of lives across not only the city of Barrie, but across Ontario, and Canada. More than $17,000 was raised at Chief Greenwood’s Retirement Gala, in support of the Child and Youth Advocacy Centre Simcoe/Muskoka. The Child and Youth Advocacy Centre model is an internationally recognized model of excellence in investigating allegations of child or youth abuse, and in reducing trauma for those who have been abused. It offers a safe and neutral space with specially trained support personnel who are available to children, youth and their families.
The well-being of children and youth in our communities is a collective responsibility and this event was a wonderful example of community coming together to support each other.
On December 22, 2022, Chief Rich Johnston was sworn in as the 10th Chief of Police for the Barrie Police Service. Chief Johnston was previously the Deputy Chief and has been a member of the Barrie Police Service since 1998.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Honour Degree in Philosophy from Queen’s University, a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Guelph and recently completed a Master’s Degree in Applied Criminology and Police Management from the University of Cambridge.
Chief Johnston continues to champion evidence-based policing and is focused on employee wellness and strengthening on-going community partnerships.