CPKN is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors of senior level policing professionals from police services and training institutions. The Board establishes the organization’s strategic priorities based on the needs of the public safety community.
Chief Kimberley Greenwood was appointed the ninth Chief of the Barrie Police Service on March 26, 2013 and is now in her 40th year of policing. She began her career with the Toronto Police Service and served in numerous positions within Divisional Policing, Detective Operations, Human Resources Command and Professional Standards.
Chief Greenwood completed the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, Police Leadership Program and the Schulich School of Business, York University, Masters Certificate in Municipal Management. She is a graduate of the University of Guelph Humber with a Baccalaureate in Applied Arts (Justice Studies) and the Humber College Police Foundations-Leadership program. Chief Greenwood is also the recipient of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (O.O.M.), the Police Officer’s Exemplary Service Medal and the Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee Medal.
A Past President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, Chief Greenwood is also the Vice President of Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Chair of the Canadian Police Knowledge Network, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Past Chair of the Coalition of Children, Youth and Family. In addition to these memberships she has chaired many policing committees, working groups and community organizations. Some of her recent police and community endeavours include the Canadian Framework for Collaborative Police Response on Sexual Violence, the National Framework for Collaborative Police Action on Intimate Partner Violence, Community Safety and Well-being Planning Committee, the development of Community Justice Centres, the creation of the Police Leadership Competency Framework, Telus Community Board, Redwood Park Communities, and the Collaborate Barrie Situation Table.
Born into a police family in Lachine, Quebec. Chief Dulude is the 7th member of his family to be part of a police force. Starting with his great grandfather and down to him. Shawn began his career in 1993 with the Dorion Police Department as a Patrolman; over time as the departments merged in to the Surete du Quebec this is where Shawn developed his skills as he moved up the ranks.
Chief Nishan Duraiappah was born in Sri Lanka, and immigrated to Canada. He began his career with the Halton Police in December 1995. He served as a Constable for several years in uniform patrol in the towns and cities of Milton, Halton Hills and Burlington and in their general investigative divisions.
Paul was born and raised in the Ottawa area. He joined the RCMP in 1982, and after graduating he was assigned to the RCMP “O” Division (Ontario), Chatham Drug Section. He was transferred to the Kitchener Drug Section in March 1989.
In January of 1991, he was transferred to Regina, and promoted to the rank of Corporal at the RCMP Training Academy (Depot). During his tenure at the Training Academy Paul was promoted to Sergeant as a Team Leader responsible for the supervision of instructors, delivery of the training curriculum and monitoring Cadet performance.
In July 2000, Paul was transferred to the RCMP National Headquarters in Ottawa where he gained experience at the corporate level of the organization. In 2003, he received his Commission as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commissioner, Central Region. In 2005, Paul was seconded to the Ottawa Police for a period of 15 months as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of Patrol Operations, East Division.
In 2006, he was transferred to Ontario Division HQ in London and promoted to the rank of Superintendent. For the next two years, Paul was the Division Intelligence Officer, and was responsible for the Intelligence Program for the RCMP in Ontario. In August 2008, he assumed the role of OIC “O” Division Federal Operations Support Branch where he provided specialized support to National Security files and, Serious and Organized Crime projects.
In December 2014, Paul was asked to return to the RCMP Training Academy, Depot Division as the OIC Support Services. As a Senior Leader at the Training Academy, Paul was responsible for 14 programs and services that supported Depot Division and training.
Paul retired in the fall of 2016 with almost 35 years with the RCMP. He joined the Ontario Police College (OPC) in September 2016, which is part of the Public Safety Division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General. His initial position was as the Deputy Director Operations before being appointed as the Director of the College in October 2017.
In spring of 2018 Paul joined the CPKN National Advisory Committee and in the fall of 2019, he became the co-Chair of the Collaboration and Engagement sub-committee.
In September 2021, Paul took over as Chair of the National Advisory Committee and a member of the Board of Directors.
Paul is committed to life-long learning and is passionate about training. He is looking forward to working closely with CPKN, the Board of Directors and the National Advisory Committee.
Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Chief MacSween moved to Ontario in 1987 and began his career with York Regional Police in 1989. He brings a balance of operational, administrative and strategic experience to his current role.
Chief MacSween is responsible for 2,300 employees, an operating and capital budget of $390 million and community safety for 1.2 million citizens.
He has previously served in the #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, the Hold-Up Unit and the Community Services Bureau. Deputy Chief MacSween was promoted to the rank of Inspector in 2013 and was assigned to the Duty Inspector Bureau in the Town of Aurora. He also served as an Inspector in the Training and Education Bureau. In 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent and served as the officer in charge of #2 and #4 District respectively. He served as Superintendent of Operational Command, which includes the 9-1-1 Communications Centre and the Real Time Operations Centre. He was promoted to Deputy Chief on May 15, 2019 and assigned to the Support Branch before assuming the role of Chief on May 1, 2020.
Chief MacSween holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Justice Studies from the University of Guelph and a diploma in Police Foundations Leadership from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. His professional leadership training includes the Police Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Management and the Executive Strategic Management program at the Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston, Massachusetts.
He is a recipient of the Governor General’s Exemplary Service 20-year medal and completed his 30th year of policing in October of 2019.
He currently sits as an Executive Committee Vice President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN). He is also an active member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major City Chiefs Association.
Active in the community, Chief MacSween is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors for St. John Ambulance and has previously served as Chair of its Community Services Committee. He has volunteered his time with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics Ontario, including serving on the games organizing committee for the 2013 Special Olympics Summer Games held in York Region. He is also an annual participant in the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Chief MacSween has extensive experience in the areas of leadership development, performance management, project management, innovation and technology and change management.
He remains proud of the partnerships York Regional Police share with both policing and non-police agencies and the strong relationships that have been developed with the diverse communities in York Region.
Chief MacSween is married with four children and enjoys spending quality time with his family.
Born and raised in Victoria, Chief Constable Del Manak started his policing career with four years of service with the Vancouver Police Department. He came to VicPD in 1993, where he has served in a variety of sections and roles.
Chief Manak has an extensive traffic safety background. He spent five years in the VicPD Traffic section, where he was a collision analyst and part of the escort and drill team. Selected to set up a provincial government pilot project, Chief Manak helped create the Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU) in the Capital Regional District. The success of this pilot program led to the expansion of other IRSU units throughout the province.
Promoted to the rank of Inspector in 2006, Chief Manak served as the Officer In Charge of Human Resources for over 3 years. He has personally hired more than 60 officers, or nearly one quarter of VicPD’s current members. He then oversaw the Patrol Division until he was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in 2010. He was promoted to Chief Constable on July 1st, 2017.
Chief Manak is a graduate of the Dalhousie University Police Leadership Program, the FBI's National Academy Program, and is in the process of completing a master’s degree at Simon Fraser University in Terrorism, Risk and Security Studies.
Remaining active in the community remains important to Chief Manak. He is involved in coaching baseball, hockey and soccer and has proudly coached over 30 teams through the years.
Chief Constable Neufeld believes strongly in providing top-quality police service to the community through professionalism, innovation, and inclusive leadership that is supportive of employees.
Neufeld joined the Calgary Police Service in 2019 after serving for two years as the Chief of the Camrose Police Service, a smaller community that gave him the opportunity to build strong partnerships with staff and residents to improve quality of life in the city.
Neufeld is currently a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police board of directors. He also sits on boards for the Burns Memorial Fund, Calgary Police Foundation and YouthLink Interpretive Centre. He recently completed a Masters in criminology and police management at the University of Cambridge and the CACP Executive Global Studies program, where he studied international approaches to cybercrime.
Neufeld began his policing career in 1992 with the Vancouver Police Department. One year later, the illness of a parent brought him to the Edmonton Police Service, where he spent time as a frontline patrol officer and gained experience in undercover operations, incident command, crisis negotiation and as a member of the EPS Public Order Unit. Through his career with EPS, Neufeld was promoted through to the rank of Superintendent and spent time in the Criminal Investigations Division, Internal Affairs, the Intelligence Section, Professional Standards and Human Resources. He also completed two secondments with the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT), including one as Director of Investigations.
Neufeld was invested as a member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces in 2014. He is also the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Police Exemplary Service Medal, and the Alberta Law Enforcement Long Service Medal.
Danny Paterson has been a police officer for more than 28 years for the City of Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, the last five years as Chief. Throughout his policing career, he has demonstrated a strong commitment to the principles of transparency and accountability while demonstrating respect, consistency and integrity.
Chief Paterson has established a solid expertise in the police community including 15 years in a variety of management and executive positions. A Passionate leader, he is known for his effectiveness in solving problems and meeting the challenges of the mandates entrusted in him. A sought-after teacher, he has created numerous training programs dealing with, among other things, with the use of force and supervision
Chief Paterson is a member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (M.O.M.). He was awarded the Police Meritorious Service Medal. He completed a Master in Public Administration in 2008. He has been a volunteer with many organizations since 2005.
Chief Pedersen has more than 35 years of exceptional police experience and is well regarded for his contribution to police education.
He holds a Master of Public Administration from Western University, a Diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, and is a graduate of executive leadership programs from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business, the National Police Improvement Agency in the United Kingdom, and the Senior Management Institute for Police through the Police Executive Research Forum in the United States
He holds the Certified Municipal Manager Police Executive Level 3 Designation and an Executive Diploma in Management Level 7 through the Chartered Management Institute. He is the proud recipient of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.
Paul became the Chief of the Greater Sudbury Police Service in 2014 and continues to be a proponent for change and innovation. He is a strong advocate for community policing and Sudbury’s full circle approach to community safety and wellbeing.
Deputy Chief Constable Steve Rai has been a member of the Vancouver Police Department since 1990. He was born in Punjab, India, and immigrated to Vancouver at a young age. Prior to joining the Department, he was a Canadian Forces Reserve member and attended the University of British Columbia where he completed a bachelor of arts degree in Asian studies. He also completed a master of arts in criminal justice from the University of the Fraser Valley.
Deputy Rai started his career with eight years as a patrol constable in District 3, where his duties included field training and mentoring new police officers. He also drew on his cultural background to work extensively, at the street level, with the District’s South Asian community. Deputy Chief Constable Rai also completed assignments in the Vancouver Police Jail, as a Recruiting Unit investigator, and a secondment to the former Coordinated Law Enforcement Unit. He completed a second operational tour in District 1, including managing the Davie Street Community Policing Office, where he partnered with local community leaders, business owners, and volunteers to address neighbourhood crime and order issues.
In addition to his regular duties, Deputy Chief Constable Rai completed a number of concurrent assignments, including ten years as an Emergency Response Team Hostage Negotiator, six years with the VPD’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team and three years with the Forensic Interview Team, utilizing his Punjabi second language skills.
Deputy Chief Constable Rai is qualified as a Bronze, Silver, and Gold Public Order Commander, and has been involved in a number of high-profile and protracted public protests and demonstrations. He was the incident commander for many public events, including Occupy Vancouver, the 2010 Olympics, and the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot.
Deputy Chief Constable Rai sits on numerous local and national committees. In 2006, he was the only Canadian police applicant to be selected for the US State Department’s International Leadership Development Program, which brought together police leaders from throughout the world.
Deputy Chief Constable Rai is the recipient of a Chief Constable’s Commendation for “courage and professionalism,” and two Chief Constable Unit Citations. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Khalsa Diwan Society Exemplary Community Service Award and was appointed to the Order of Merit of the Police Forces in May 2016. The Order of Merit is a fellowship of honour recognizing the highest qualities of citizenship, service to Canada, to the police community and to humanity at large.
Jennifer Richens joined the RCMP in April 2019 in the role of Director General, Learning and Development, located at National Headquarters.
She comes to the RCMP with a wealth of experience from the Canada Border Services Agency where, among other roles, she led the transformation of recruit training to be the armed, integrated program that exists today. She also worked for the Canada School of Public Service where she introduced technology-enabled learning.
Prior to joining the government, Jennifer had an international career in high tech where she held senior management positions with Nortel and was responsible for large, international transformation programs.
She has lived and worked in 17 countries, including four years with American Express Middle East HQ in Bahrain.
Jennifer is avid equestrian and pursues many diverse outdoor activities. She has sailed the Indian, Caribbean, and Atlantic oceans, skied competitively and climbed mount Kilimanjaro. She speaks five languages and has a great sense of humour.
Colin Stairs was appointed as the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Toronto Police Service on March 24, 2020. In his role as CIO, Colin oversees the Information Management and Information Technology Services pillars and is responsible for furthering the organization’s goal of transforming operational capacity, efficiency and agility through the information and technology portfolios.
Prior to joining the Service, Colin led digital transformations as the CIO in private, public and mental health sectors, creating new capabilities and accelerating innovation throughout the organizations. Colin was also a founding member of start-ups in software development and management consultancy.
Colin holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. He has been a guest lecturer in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Portage, a residential drug rehabilitation program for youth.
Sandy Sweet has been an advocate for the integration of enhanced learning technologies within Canada's police community since 2004 when he was part of a group of like minded individuals from the Canadian policing sector to form the Canadian Police Knowledge Network. Since that time a growing network of stakeholders have advanced CPKN from a pioneering concept to a highly successful reality.
With a focus on building productive relationships, Sandy has played a leading role in mobilizing the police community in its transition to online learning models and creating a national knowledge-sharing network of police services and training organizations. He speaks to audiences across Canada and internationally about the challenges of introducing 'disruptive innovations' into organizational culture and the evolution of learning technologies in the policing environment. In 2012, his contributions to the IT industry were recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Innovation and Technology Association of Prince Edward Island.
A native of Nova Scotia, Sandy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University and a Masters of Business Administration from Dalhousie University.