New Brunswick Police Commission

Jennifer Smith graduated from UNB with a Bachelor Degree in Sport Science (B.P.E.) in 1993.  In 1995, she graduated from the Atlantic Police Academy and was employed with the Miramichi Police Force from 1995 to 2001 where she spent the majority of her time in the Criminal Investigation Division as a detective responsible for major crime investigations.  In 2002, Jennifer joined the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission as a Human Rights Officer responsible for investigating complaints and in 2007 she became the Manager of Investigations. In 2013, Jennifer became a Policing Consultant with the Policing Standards Branch of the Department of Public Safety where one of her key roles was conducting quality assurance reviews on police forces and which included, in part, reviewing the quality of investigation and supervision provided by New Brunswick Police Forces. In 2018, Jennifer returned on secondment as Registrar of the Human Rights Commission responsible for the complaint process and in April 2019, Jennifer joined the New Brunswick Police Commission as Executive Director. Jennifer has over 24 years of investigation experience, including oversight of a variety of investigation processes.