Members of the Thunder Bay Senior Police Officers Association are proud to serve our community by demonstrating leadership and commitment to the Thunder Bay Police Service. The complex delivery of policing services is based on a good working relationship between our two associations, the Chief and Deputy and the Thunder Bay Police Services Board. The Thunder Bay Senior Police Officers Association represents leaders and their auxiliaries. The Chief and Deputy are not members of this association and are employed by the Police Services Board. Clark McKever, President of the Thunder Bay Police Association The main goal of our association is to represent our members. A key area of representation includes collective bargaining for fair collective agreements with the Thunder Bay Police Services Board. Collective agreements include rates for wages, seniority, health benefits, and other rights and benefits. If, at any time, the TBPA believes that any of these rights or benefits have been violated, a complaint procedure must be followed if there is no informal solution. The Thunder Bay Police Association (TSSA) represents approximately 325 members of the Thunder Bay Police Service.
This includes 233 sworn officers and 110 civilian staff working in the service. TBPA is a member of the Ontario Police Association and the Canadian Police Association. The executive branch of TBPA consists of 11 elected members who take care of the day-to-day business and operations. The Thunder Bay Police Association has 325 members. We are your friends and neighbors in and around this community. We make sure you get the best out of us to ensure a safe society. Our motto is “Serve and Protect.” Our members are community-focused! Many volunteer with non-profit organizations. TBPA is the main sponsor of the Parade of Lights, which takes place every year in December. The members of our association volunteer to carry out traffic control, walk the parade route and collect donations and be part of the organizing committee. We also run the annual Cops for Cancer head shaving campaign. This event brings together resources to help with local patient care while funding world-class research.
The Special Olympics is a favorite organization of the TBPA. Ontario`s law enforcement agencies are working with this large group to provide services and opportunities for these exceptional athletes. This is only a small part of the tasks that are taken over by the TBPA. We also represent our members in disciplinary hearings as well as in disputes that arise. Most interactions take place with the Chief of Police or Deputy Chief of Police. You are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Thunder Bay Police Service. Our association and management strive to provide the best possible service to the citizens of Thunder Bay and Oliver Paipoonge. Not only do we give of our time, but the AJT also donates a significant amount of money to charities and organizations in and around Thunder Bay. For example, we have made a long-term commitment with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre to donate funds to the Exceptional Cancer Care campaign.
We also support the Thunder Bay Youth Police Corps, which benefits youth in our community. .