Craig Bromell served the Toronto Police Service for 26 years which included six years as Chief Steward 51 Division and President of the Toronto Police Association for another six between 1997 – 2003.
During more than a quarter century of service Bromell also became the Director of the National Association Professional Police (17,000 members) and Director of the Canadian Police Association (52,000 members).
As TPA President Bromell negotiated three bargaining contracts for his 8,000 members totaling 24% in raises with dramatic improvements to pension and medical packages.
Bromell’s combative approach drew unprecedented attention from the media and his efforts to protect police officer rights in North America garnered over 4,000 articles and editorials that included segments on television news and current events broadcasts.
After his retirement Bromell was inducted into the Canadian Police Association ‘HALL OF HONOUR’ in 2006, joining a very exclusive group of police veterans. He became host of the wildly popular daily talk radio show ‘The Bromell Show‘ on AM 640 Toronto between 2004 – 2007 that lead to a new career in film and television.
In 2008 Bromell became Executive Producer and creator of the TV show ‘The Bridge’, a CTV-CBS series about Bromell’s life as TPA President.
He is currently President of the Building Union of Canada (BUC), a construction union rebuilding the confidence of the Union experience in Canada.
COPFATHER: The Craig Bromell Story will be published in e-book format in May 2016 and hard cover book to follow. Bromell’s memoirs coincide with the launch of his blog www.copfather.com.
The COPFATHER blog addresses and examines the positive side of law enforcement stories that do not get the same amount of attention or media spin in the daily news worldwide.