Systemic Update

The Thunder Bay Police Service has been the focus of much media attention, starting with the Inquest into the death of Seven Indigenous Youth and the OIPRD’s Systemic Review of racism in policing, specifically in Thunder Bay and in relation to the Indigenous community. 

In December 2018, the OIPRD released the final report on the systemic review of the Thunder Bay Police Service.  The TBPS provided a report on its progress in addressing the 44 recommendations contained in the report to the Thunder Bay Police Services Board on June 18, 2019. The TBPS will continue to report on this progress on an annual basis.

OIPRD Report Update 2019

Even prior to this the Thunder Bay Police Service recognized a need to make changes and address concerns raised by the Indigenous Community.  Thunder Bay Police Service has been, and is continuing to make considerable efforts in addressing the concerns of the Indigenous community with respect to its relationship with the Police. 

Learn more about the work of the Thunder Bay Police Service to reduce systemic barriers. The links below will take you directly to the corresponding section of the document: 


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