Ingrid Berkeley

Ingrid Berkeley

Hearing Appointee Lay Member


Ingrid Berkeley has a long history of serving the public interest by challenging barriers to diversity and inclusion. After 34 years with the Peel Regional Police, she retired in 2020 as the highest-ranking Black female Police Officer in Canada having achieved the rank of Deputy Chief.

During her tenure in civil service, Ingrid gained extensive experience with conflict management, critical judgment, managing risks and investigating Human Rights complaints. She regularly inspired teams of Senior Officers to implement progressive and inclusive changes while applying an equity lens to project initiatives.

Currently, Ingrid is an active board member for several not-for-profit organizations that are committed to supporting youth, developing communities and tackling issues of systemic racism.  This includes the Peel Family Mediation Services (PFMS) and the Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE).   She has been the recipient of several awards for her work on behalf of racialized and marginalized communities.  In 2017 she was awarded the African Canadian Achievement Awards of Excellence for Excellence in Law Enforcement and the 2020 Award of Courage from the International Women Achievement Awards.  Ingrid has also received a Top 10×10 Alumni with Impact Award from the University of Guelph where she completed a Master’s Degree in Leadership.