Effective Friday, September 17, a province-wide mandatory masking order will be implemented for all indoor public spaces. 

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$5.93 Million For Regina Policing Initiatives

Released on October 18, 2021

The Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety is providing $5.03 million through the Municipal Police Grants program for 40 Regina Police Service positions in 2021-2022.  This is an increase of $86,000 from last year.

"This investment will strengthen our communities and provide our policing services with crucial resources," Corrections, Policing and Public Safety Minister Christine Tell said.  "We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the Regina Police Service. I am grateful for their dedication to serving our citizens."

The funding for Regina supports the continued delivery of targeted policing initiatives, such as the Police and Crisis Team (PACT), which comprises police officers and mental health workers who provide an integrated and coordinated response to persons experiencing mental health crisis in the community.

Funding also supports one new member for the Crime Reduction Team, which gathers intelligence on street gangs and gang associates and the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) program, which is dedicated to the investigation of child exploitation.

Saskatchewan Government Insurance is also providing $900,000 for five positions as part of the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan initiative.  This brings the total of the Regina Police Service Funding Agreement to $5.93 million for 45 police positions in 2021-22.

"The Municipal Police Grant helps improve public safety in Regina, which is a top priority for our residents," Regina Mayor Sandra Masters said. "Funding from the province enables the Regina Police Service to coordinate and expand their efforts, so we can be both proactive and responsive to the needs in our community. We thank the province for their ongoing support of the Regina Police Service."

"Over the past year we have seen some significant trends and challenges in community safety," Regina Police Chief Evan Bray said. "This continued commitment from the Provincial Government is appreciated and essential in our work as a police service to enhance community safety and wellness."

The Ministry of Corrections and Policing provides funds to police services across Saskatchewan through the Municipal Police Grants program to support 133 municipal police positions and targeted policing initiatives.

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For more information, contact:

Margherita Vittorelli
Corrections, Policing and Public Safety
Regina
Phone: 306-787-8621
Email: margherita.vittorelli@gov.sk.ca

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