Following an abrupt move by the Toronto Police Service (TPS) to implement a mandatory vaccination requirement for all of its uniformed and civilian employees, the Toronto Police Association (TPA) released a statement opposing the mandate. In a statement published on Tuesday, shortly after the TPS’ announcement, TPA President Jon Reid came out against the decision to make vaccines mandatory. “This announcement, however preliminary, is missing critical details that are central to understanding the impacts, timelines, or potentially alternative options available to our members,” Reid wrote. “The TPA must make every effort to protect all of our members and therefore, does not support this mandatory vaccination announcement or mandatory disclosure.” The TPA is a non-profit organization that’s “dedicated to promoting and protecting the interested and rights of our members and the policing profession through representation, strong leadership and advocacy” according to their official mission statement. It has been in operation since 1956 and represents both civilian and uniformed members across Toronto.