'Shaping our Future': Thunder Bay police reach out to community for help on change initiative

Posted
January 12, 2018

The Thunder Bay Police Service is looking for a cross-section of people from the northwestern Ontario city to be part of the "Shaping Our Future'' working group, which is the next phase in the department's change initiative.

People will assist the service with diversity training, recruitment, communications and community policing.

"It's very important that we have the voice of the community at the table" to contrast with the police perspective, said Sylvie Hauth, the acting police chief in Thunder Bay.

"There's different expertise, different knowledge and different experiences that they can speak to that will help shape what the change looks like and I think that voice is important," she said.

Diversity in perspective, experience

The working group is expected to be made up of about seven people, including representation from both the police force and the general public.

"From internal and external, we're looking for a diverse range," said Hauth. "We're looking obviously for different genders, races, ethnicities and people that have some experience, some knowledge and some interest in the four areas we're looking at," she said.

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