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The Shift | June Newsletter

June 7th, 2024

Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) is pleased to share features and information about the people, programs and services that keep our community safe.

Connecting with community

2SLGBTQIA+ Pride month is celebrated in June. Members of the TBPS Community Oriented Response and Engagement (CORE) Unit contributed to planning a safe Pride parade and festival and will assist with on-site security for the event. For a list of activities, visit the Rainbow Collective and Thunder Pride websites.

Pride celebrations began as a march against police raids on gay bars and nightclubs and have evolved into a celebration of love, diversity, acceptance, and unity. Chief Darcy Fleury notes, “There is still work to be done to strengthen relationships. Our service is committed to meeting the needs of our community, and we value learning from others to advance that journey.” 

Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) is establishing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. Members of the community will provide guidance to proceed in the best way possible.

Critical Incident Training builds Impact

Congratulations to the newest group of Impact Officers. In May, Officers (on the left, alongside Thunder Bay Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Workers) completed Critical Incident Training. This expands the Impact Unit, which is made up of mobile crisis teams of TBPS Officers and CMHA crisis workers that provide much needed and often more appropriate responses to people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Outstanding Road Safety

Keeping roads safe keeps communities safe. TBPS Constable Tom Armstrong’s impact to road safety has earned him recognition from the Ministry of Transportation. He is the recipient of The Road Safety Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to improve the safety of Ontario’s roads. TBPS’s traffic unit was also nominated for an award for a traffic safety initiative using drones. Drones have proven to be an effective tool to tackle traffic issues and address public safety concerns. 

Constable Armstrong is a member ofthe Community Traffic Awareness Committee (CTAC). This community-driven coalition works to reduce traffic-related injury and death and improve road safety through education, public awareness, advocacy and enforcement.

Answering the Call

The Community Oriented Response and Engagement (CORE) Unit is part of the Community Outreach Branch. CORE Officers conduct directed patrols of high crime areas, often working on targeted projects. They conduct welfare checks on vulnerable persons who are suspected of having their homes taken over and used for illicit drug sales. They are linked to the north and south Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) by conducting foot/bike patrols and delivering presentations to local business owners. CORE Officers also provide several ongoing outreach activities.

Interested in Answering the Call? We’re seeking qualified candidates who want a rewarding career in law enforcement. Learn more at