THUNDER BAY – The OPP welcomes newly promoted Inspector Jim GRAHAM as the Thunder Bay Detachment Commander.
A review of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments in the North West Region identified some opportunities for efficiencies and reinvestment.
As a result the Armstrong Detachment ceased to be a “stand-alone” detachment on August 1, 2016 and became part of the Thunder Bay Detachment as a satellite detachment. As a result of this realignment, and an increase in staffing levels at Thunder Bay Detachment, effective May 22, 2017 the Thunder Bay Detachment Commander will become an Inspector position rather than Staff Sergeant.
The OPP continuously evaluates its operations to seek efficiencies and keep policing affordable for all the communities it serves. All levels of management, the Ontario Provincial Police Association, the Commissioned Officers Association and involved stakeholders have been engaged in this process to identify and address any concerns prior to the implementation.