Norfolk OPP has new staff sergeant

Norfolk County OPP have welcomed their new Staff Sgt. Kristina Klingbeil. Handout jpg, DN

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A new staff sergeant has joined the ranks of the Norfolk County OPP detachment.

Staff Sgt. Kristina Klingbeil began her policing career in 2003 with Toronto police service, where she served several roles including as a coach officer to new recruits, crime scene officer and a member of the crisis intervention team. She also worked undercover with the major crime unit, targeting the illegal sex trade.

Klingbeil joined the OPP in January 2008 and was posted to the Collingwood/Blue Mountains detachment. where she continued to be a coach and scenes of crime Officer. She also held the position of second in command of a front-line platoon and spent two years as an acting sergeant of a platoon.

In 2015, she was promoted to platoon sergeant at the Collingwood detachment. In 2019, she was on a temporary assignment as the on-duty sergeant at the OPP Orillia communications centre.

Klingbeil has a keen interest in mental health and the well-being of citizens as well as members of the OPP.

“Staff Sgt. Kristina Klingbeil brings a wealth of police experience,” said Insp. Joseph Varga, commander of the Norfolk OPP detachment.

She “is a definite asset to Norfolk County and is committed to public safety and security for all members of the public,” he said.

Klingbeil has continued to upgrade her skills throughout her policing career with courses and training, many focusing on mental health and crisis intervention.