Barrie’s Police Chief honoured among her peers with OACP award

Chief Kimberley Greenwood awarded President's Award of Merit

The Chief of the Barrie Police Service has something new to crow about.

Chief Kimberley Greenwood has been awarded the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) highest honour, the President’s Award of Merit. The award recognizes an OACP member who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and support to the association.

“Chief Greenwood is recognized as a progressive police leader not only in the City of Barrie and the Province of Ontario, but across Canada,” said Chief Paul Pedersen, the OACP’s Past-President. “Since her appointment as Chief of Police of the Barrie Police Service in 2013, she has been a passionate advocate for policing excellence that emphasizes service to our communities and support for our police officers and personnel.”

The OACP highlighted Chief Greenwood’s work in advancing how police support those involved in intimate partner violence. She helped develop the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police’s National Framework for Collaborative Police Action on Intimate Partner Violence. “It is appropriate that we are honouring Chief Greenwood with the highest award conferred by the OACP in the aftermath of this year’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Chief Greenwood’s compassion and professionalism is an inspiration to everyone in policing.” added Chief Pedersen.

Chief Greenwood has marked a 38-year career in policing and was named President of the OACP in 2018-19.

Feature image courtesy OACP via Twitter