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
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.