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Barrie Police Services Board


More information on the Barrie Police Services Board is available on our BPS Board page.

Barrie Police Services Board Members


Chair Greg Ferguson Vice-Chair
Robert Thomson
Council Appointment
Mayor Jeff Lehman
Provincial Appointment Arif Khan

Provincial Appointment

Lynn Strachan

Board Administrator
Sarah Young

Barrie Police Senior Administration

Chief of Police - Kimberley Greenwood

Chief Kimberly Greenwood in front of the Canadian Flag and the BPS FlagChief Kimberley Greenwood of the Barrie Police Service is in the 38th year of her policing career and on March 26, 2013, she was appointed the ninth Chief of the Barrie Police Service.  She began her career with the Toronto Police Service and served in numerous positions within Divisional Policing, H.R. Command and Professional Standards. She has completed the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, Police Leadership Program and Schulich School of Business, York University, Masters Certificate in Municipal Management.  She is a graduate of both the University of Guelph Humber with a Baccalaureate in Applied Arts (Justice Studies).

Chief Greenwood is the Past-President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, co-chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Crime Prevention, Community Safety and Well-being Committee, and the Chair of the Canadian Police Knowledge Network. In addition to these memberships, she has chaired many policing committees, working groups and community organizations. Some of her community endeavours include Village of 100, Collaborate Barrie, Telus Community Board, the Coalition of Children, Youth and Family and Redwood Park Community. Chief Greenwood is the recipient of the Police Officers Exemplary Service Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Deputy Chief of Police (Support) - Robert W. Allan

After 11 years with the Toronto Police Service, Deputy Chief Robert W. Allan joined the Barrie Police Service in May of 2000. Since then, he has served in a variety of roles gaining extensive experience across all areas of the Service.

Inspector Allan is a graduate of the Rotman School of Business – Police Leadership Program, a Critical Incident Commander, and a designated Hearing Officer under the Police Services Act. Inspector Allan is currently working towards a Master of Public Safety degree at Wilfrid Laurier University.

He is thankful to his wife and two sons for their ongoing support throughout the demands of 30+ years in a policing career.

Deputy Chief of Police (Operations) - Rich Johnston

Deputy Chief of Police Rich Johnston began his policing career in 1997 with the Ontario Provincial Police and joined the Barrie Police Service in November of 1998. He has worked in a variety of units and areas including front-line uniform services and the Tactical Support Unit (TSU).

Deputy Chief Johnston holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Queen’s University in Kingston and a Masters Degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Guelph. In July 2021, Deputy Chief Johnston will continue his education, having been accepted at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom to complete a Masters Degree in Applied Criminology and Police Management.

Deputy Johnston is a strong proponent of Evidence-Based Policing and research and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing as the Director of Research.

Barrie Police Service – Civilian Managers

Human Resources - Steve Bound
  • Human Resources & Employment Unit
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Organizational Wellness
  • Health & Safety
  • Chaplaincy
  • Training Unit
Financial Systems - Nancy Halas
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Payable & Receivable
  • Quartermaster
Information Systems - TJ Medlyn
  • Information Technology & Security Unit
  • Help Desk
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Application Support & Training
Records and Information Management Services - Nicole Lees
  • Records Unit

Barrie Police Service – Organizational Structure

Executive Services - Inspector Rob Burke

Executive Services is under the direction of Inspector Rob Burke. As the Barrie Police Service grows to meet the ever-changing needs of our increasing and diverse community, so too does the requirement to optimize our infrastructure and resources.

  • Professional Standards
  • Strategic Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Planning, Policy & Research
  • Property/Evidence Unit
  • Fleet/Infrastructure
Operational Support Services - Inspector Valarie Gates

Operational Support Services carefully manages resources to ensure effective and efficient service delivery. This Division also oversees important specialty units that support other areas of the service to ensure continued partnership with all members and all sectors of the community.

  • Community Services
  • Crime Prevention
  • Citizens On Patrol
  • Collaborate Barrie
  • Court Services
  • Tactical Support Unit (TSU)
  • Canine Unit
  • Traffic Services
  • Marine Unit
Investigative Services - Inspector Peter Dewsnap

Investigative Services is responsible for the investigation of major occurrences and criminal activities which cannot be concluded by members of Operational Services.

  • General Investigative Services
  • Crimes Against Persons Unit (C.A.P)
  • Homicide Unit
  • Intelligence Unit
  • Street Crime Unit
  • Fraud Unit
  • Biker Enforcement Unit
  • High-Risk Offender Unit
  • Internet Child Exploitation Unit (I.C.E)
  • Sex Offender Registry Unit
  • Forensic Identification Unit
Operational Services - Inspector Carl Moore

Members of Operational Services continually strive to provide a professional and efficient police service that meets the needs of our diverse community. This Division primarily consists of first responders for calls for service within the City of Barrie. These officers are responsible for the protection of life and property, the prevention of crime, and the enforcement of all Federal and Provincial Statutes, and some Municipal By-Laws.

  • Warrants
  • Alternative Response Unit (ARU)
  • Uniform Patrol
  • Community Response Unit (CRU)
  • Communications (Dispatch)
  • Auxiliary 
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