Staff Sergeant Bob Chrismas

Winnipeg Police Service

Robert (Bob) Chrismas is married with four children, and has dedicated his adult life to community safety and wellbeing. His 35 year public service career spans a broad spectrum of peace-building roles across three levels of government.

Over the past 25 years, as an officer with the Winnipeg Police Service, Bob has led and participated in innovative solutions to many social problems including arson, organized crime, local and international child abuse and exploitation.

Bob holds a BA (1988 Winnipeg) and a Master of Public Administration (Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2008), and is currently a doctoral candidate in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manitoba. Striving to raise awareness about social justice issues, Bob has published numerous papers and articles on a range of justice related topics including his acclaimed book: Canadian Policing in the 21st Century: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and Changes (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013).

Bob volunteers on several committees and non-profit boards and says he is privileged and honoured to participate on the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council – working on noble causes including ending homelessness and improving opportunities for citizens of Winnipeg.