On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the Barrie Police Services Board approved the extension of Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood until March 2021.
Chief Greenwood was first appointed chief in 2013. The Barrie Police Service (BPS) has a complement of 237 uniformed officers and 109 civilian members with a policing population of 147,000. The City of Barrie is one of North American’s fastest-growing cities and is expected to have a population growth of 210,000 in 2031.
“The board’s decision to extend the Chief’s contract is evidence of its confidence in the leadership she has demonstrated over the past five years to ensure the members of the Barrie Police Service are positioned to provide professional, accountable and sustainable policing services within the community,” said Chair Angela Lockridge.
“We look forward to working with the Chief to enable the Service continues to respond to the needs of a growing community and ensure the safety and security of its citizens and a cost-effective manner. At the same time, on behalf of the Board, I extend our thanks to each of you, for your professionalism and ongoing contributions to policing excellence in the City of Barrie.”
“It has been an honour to lead the dedicated members of the Barrie Police Service. The success of our Service is derived from our member’s commitment to professionalism and their continuous dedication to keeping the City of Barrie safe. I would like to thank the Barrie Police Services Board and the City of Barrie for their ongoing support. I will continue to serve our community with respect, honor, and distinction,” said Chief Kimberley Greenwood.