Jennifer Thompson holds a bachelor of arts, and three certificates: Teaching and Training Adults, Event Planning, and Building Teams that Work.
For nearly two decades, she has worked as a civilian within York Regional Police in various roles, including records, station duty operator and crime analyst. Jennifer’s analytical skills, psychology degree, teaching certificate and, most importantly, lived experience, have made her a valuable asset to the department's Peer Support Unit.
Jennifer’s candid ability to speak about her struggles, as well as her drive to bring awareness to mental health and the importance of peer support, has been a huge asset in the development of York Regional Police’s Peer Support Unit. Not only has her focus been on their members, it has also extended to the spouses, as she is married to a police officer and knows first-hand the struggles a spouse faces.