Antje McKeeny, Kingston Chief of Police

EVENT DATE: December 8, 2022
TOPIC: Contemporary Policing

Antje McNeely joined the Kingston Police in April 1985. As a constable, sergeant (1992), staff sergeant (2001), and inspector (2007), she fulfilled assignments in the Uniformed Patrol, Special Services, Criminal Investigations, and Professional Standards units and headed the Patrol and Executive Services divisions. In July 2011, she was appointed as Deputy Chief, and assumed operational oversight for the Kingston Police and responsibility for developing strong strategic relationships within the Kingston community.

Antje graduated from Queen’s, receiving a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in 1983. She also graduated from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management Executive Program in 2007. Back at Queen’s she then completed a Professional Master of Public Administration in Policy Studies program in 2013. In 2015 she was a Visiting Fellow for the Australian Institute of Police Management, after which she completed the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Global Studies Program on the Impacts of Globalization on Canadian Policing in 2016.

In recognition of her volunteer work, Antje received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, and has also been awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal and first bar. In 2015 she was appointed as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces for her achievements and contributions to the establishment of community partnerships in support of local law enforcement. She has served as Vice Chair of the John Howard Society (Kingston) Board of Directors since 2006, was appointed as the 2020 United Way KFL&A Campaign Chair and in 2020/21 was President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.

Antje was sworn in as Kingston’s 17th Chief of Police on November 30, 2018. She and her husband, Michael, have two daughters, Erin and Anne. The Canadian Club welcomes her to our December meeting and we invite you to join us to hear her perspectives on “Contemporary Policing”.

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