Distinguished Fellow Treena MacSween

Treena MacSween

Superintendent, Hamilton Police Service
Distinguished Fellow

Treena MacSween grew up in Hamilton and is a proud member of the Hamilton Police Service. Treena began her career as a police officer with Peel Regional Police in 1998 before transferring to the Hamilton Police Service in 2001. In addition to serving as a uniform patrol officer, Treena has worked in criminal investigations, the public order unit and the ground search and rescue team. In 2017, Treena became the first person of colour, male or female, to be promoted to the rank of Inspector with Hamilton Police. In 2021, she was promoted to Superintendent and became the fourth woman in Hamilton Police Service history to obtain the rank. Treena is currently among the highest ranked black female officers in Canada and is one of only four black females to hold the rank of Superintendent. Treena is passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion, and she is a fierce ally of the 2S&LGBTQIA community.

A dean’s list graduate from the 1997 Law and Security Program at Mohawk College, Treena continued her education at McMaster University obtaining a diploma in Police Studies and currently studying part-time through Athabasca University.