Calgary police officer files grievance after not winning long-sought position

Up to employer to establish appraisal process: arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/19/2019

A long-time member of the Calgary Police Service (CPS) was disappointed when he wasn’t awarded a position in the air support unit.

Kelly Oberg joined the service in 2002 after serving time with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). He began as a constable but in 2008, Oberg worked as a tactical flight officer on a part-time basis, after successfully completing an eight- to 10-week training course (Oberg also served as acting sergeant at the violent crimes suppression unit).

Oberg’s experience with the Forces provided him with valuable experience with helicopters. But after an injury made his work with the gang unit untenable, Oberg worked full-time with the air support unit. He was promoted to sergeant in summer 2010.