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Zone Watch Recruitment

Applications will now be accepted for the 2018 Academy Training session!  

Next Zone Watch Academy is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
***NEW*** We have condensed the program to an 8 hour session. ***.

Register at the Balmoral Police Station open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.  Bring 2 pieces of identification - one must  have a photo!

The Thunder Bay Police Service has created a community based program which identifies current neighbourhood crime and safety issues and allows for practical solutions.  The program creates a partnership between police and citizens. 

The heart of Zone Watch is:

  • A secure www.zonewatch.ca website which allow Zone Watch members to communicate with officers and each other on a variety of subjects including crime trends, crime prevention and enforcement efforts to make all our neighbourhoods safe.
  • Monthly presentations to keep members informed on a variety of topics have been very popular.
  • Meeting in committees led by Zone Primary Officers to create safety & crime prevention campaigns have been highly successful
  • Volunteering at community events to work alongside the Zone Primary Officers have strengthen our relationship and engagement with the citizens of Thunder Bay.

Crime in our community is affected by a number of factors including social issues such as poverty, homelessness and substance abuse.  These underlying issues have created a considerably high volume of calls for service for the police to respond to.

The police are looking to the public and various organizations to come on board to help deal with the issues that are affecting us all.  This new online community based program will allow for interested parties to offer constructive input. The advantage of the Zone Watch program will be the ability for members to participate any time, day or night, whatever fits your schedule.  In these busy times, Zone Watch will fit every schedule.

We believe that the success of a safer community lies with the great people who live here.  We are open to your ideas and embrace the concept that many minds are better than one. We look forward to working with you.

Is Zone Watch right for you?

  • Are you concerned about the safety of your community?
  • Do you want to be instrumental in making a change for a safer community?
  • Do you have a desire to work with your neighbours to deal with crime issues?
  • Do you enjoy using social media forums?
  • Do you have the time to dedicate to provide input in a respectful manner?
  • Do you have an interest in crime prevention?

If you said yes to any of the above questions, then Zone Watch is for you! 

Check out the Zone Watch Brochure

So, you've decided that Zone Watch is for you. There are a couple of things you'll need to do:

  1. Download the ZONE WATCH Application Form & fill it out. Bring two pieces of government issued ID along with your completed application to our HQ at 1200 Balmoral Street. Your application will then be considered.
  2. You must pass the police background check process
  3. Attend our The Zone Watch Academy!

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

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Online reporting

Using the Thunder Bay Police Service Police Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the following incidents:

  • Damage/Mischief to property under $5000.00
  • Damage (Not Wilful)
  • Harassing Phone Call
  • Lost and Found Property
  • Lost/Stolen License Plate
  • Lost/Stolen Securities (Identification)
  • Theft under $5000.00
  • Theft from Vehicle under $5000.00
  • Break In to Sheds and Detached Garages

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Non - Emergencies

(807) 684-1200

Mailing Address

1200 Balmoral Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 5Z5