Leslie grew up in Montreal’s West Island neighborhood participating in competitive sports from a young age and earning a Diploma in Applied Sciences at John Abbott College and a B.A. in Economics at McGill University. She moved to B.C. in 1989 and worked in the banking industry before joining the Vancouver Police Department in 1992.

In 1996, Leslie moved to Port Moody and joined the Port Moody Police Department. She has fond memories of living in Port Moody and working as a front line officer, and is excited to be returning to this community.

In 1998, Leslie moved back to Vancouver and rejoined the VPD, initially working Patrol and Financial Crime. Promoted to Sergeant, she was assigned to the Planning, Research & Audit Section, Financial Crime, and Human Resources.

Promoted to Inspector in 2012, Leslie spent a year as a Discipline Authority, followed by two years as Officer in Charge of the Professional Standards Section. In 2015, she returned to Operations as the District 3 Commander, responsible for the deployment of 145 front line police officers. In 2018, she was seconded as Bureau Director to the Criminal Intelligence Service of B.C. and the Yukon, a multi-jurisdictional integrated unit comprised of police professionals. In August 2020, Leslie was named Deputy Chief Constable of the Port Moody Police Department.