Experienced Officers

The Thunder Bay Police Service values diversity and supports inclusion as an equal opportunity employer.  The Thunder Bay Police Service is dedicated to developing and promoting professionally skilled employees who reflect the community we serve.  We are currently accepting applications for the position of Police Constable and encourage all candidates who are seeking a rewarding career in policing, who value diversity and are committed to providing our community with exceptional service to apply.

The Thunder Bay Police Service is a full-service police agency that deploys 234 sworn officers and 118 civilian support staff.  As a full-service agency, our officers have significant opportunities for advancement and transfer into numerous specialty units like the Emergency Task Unit, Intelligence Unit, Major Crimes Unit, School Resources and more.

What TBPS Has to Offer: 

The Thunder Bay Police Service values diversity and supports inclusion as an equal opportunity employer. The Thunder Bay Police Service is dedicated to developing and promoting professionally skilled employees who reflect the community we serve.

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Police Constable and encourage all candidates who are seeking a rewarding career in policing, who value diversity and are committed to providing our community with exceptional service to apply. The Thunder Bay Police Service is a full-service police agency that deploys 234 sworn officers and 118 civilian support staff.

As a full-service agency, our officers have significant opportunities for advancement and transfer into numerous specialty units like the Emergency Task Unit, Intelligence Unit, Major Crimes Unit, School Resources and more.

Interested in Applying?

Experienced officers who have graduated from the Ontario Police College, or another recognized Canadian police training facility and are current serving police office with another Canadian police service can submit their application to recruitment@thunderbaypolice.ca.  An application should include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume outlining experience
  • Copy of your Basic Constable Training diploma from the Ontario Police College or equivalent diploma
  • Proof of valid First Aid and Level C (Basic Rescuer Level) CPR certificate

Note: Applicants from outside Ontario must complete the Basic Constable Training Equivalency exam with the Ontario Police College before employment with the TBPS.  You will be asked to provide a letter of good standing from your current police service.

Recruitment Process:

Phase 1 - Local Focus and Essential Competency based Interview

Phase 2 – Psychological testing and PIN test.  (You will participate in a PIN test if you cannot provide proof of a valid PIN test within the last 6 months).

Phase 3 – Background Investigation

Phase 4 – Review of candidate file, recommendation for hire and offer of employment conditional on successful competition of a pre-employment medical.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application electronically to recruitment@thunderbaypolice.ca or by mail to Human Resources, Thunder Bay Police Service, 1200 Balmoral Street, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 5Z5.

Choose the City of Thunder Bay:

Superior by Nature: Where urban life meets natural beauty. Vibrant and unique in every way.

Discover a welcoming community surrounded by nature; a city perfect to make your home and raise your family. 

People come to this city from all over the world. They arrive for the adventure and frontier opportunities, they stay because of the lifestyle, the friends they've made and the fresh, raw beauty of the natural environment.

With a beautiful waterfront, modern downtown and vibrant restaurants and bars, Thunder Bay attracts young, urban and intelligent professionals, new Canadians and new businesses from all over North America. The city's thriving arts community features multiple art galleries, an active local music scene, a symphony orchestra, and attracts top-end world entertainment to venues like the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium. 

The post-secondary education sector is served by Confederation College and Lakehead University, which is labeled one of Ontario's top undergraduate and research universities and is home to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. 

Organized sports leagues take advantage of the city's soccer pitches, baseball diamonds, and outdoor skating rinks or indoor arenas. Meanwhile, sports fans can enjoy watching tomorrow's MLB stars through Northwoods League Collegiate baseball, take in a Lakehead University Thunderwolves Hockey game or witness national sporting events like the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. 

The most populated city in Northwestern Ontario, Thunder Bay's urban setting is literal footsteps from a vast wilderness perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy hiking through trails, fishing or just some time away at an affordable lakefront cottage. Whether you want your free time filled with outdoor adventures, a modern urban experience or simply rest and relaxation, Thunder Bay is the place for you. 

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