The Regina Police Service has a plan to deploy additional resources for the July 28th Bon Jovi/Kidd Rock concert in Regina at Mosaic Stadium. This operational plan will not adversely affect policing services for the rest of the City. The majority of these resources are in addition to regular patrol members and the cost of additional policing service is recovered through the event itself.
While the Regina Police Service does not anticipate any major incidents arising from this concert, the Police Service has a responsibility to provide a level of policing capable of maintaining peace and good order under any circumstances. Police will also be present to ensure that there is safe and effective flow of vehicle and pedestrian traffic to and from the stadium before and after the event. Police must also ensure that emergency responders (police, fire and EMS) have access to, and egress from, Mosaic Stadium and the surrounding neighbourhood. One of the goals of this event, from a police perspective, is to assist Regina in hosting a major concert with a minimum of inconvenience to residents of the neighbourhoods surrounding Mosaic Stadium.
The police operational plan for the concert will engage approximately 75-80 police officers and two civilians and will work in cooperation with event organizers, the City of Regina, Mosaic Stadium and its security staff, the Regina Fire Department and EMS, the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and volunteers from Search and Rescue Regina and Citizens Police Academy Alumni. Police will be present at entrance gates to support event security staff, who will check concert goers to ensure that no prohibited items are carried into the stadium. Examples of prohibited items are: cameras and recording devices, laser pointers, knives or weapons of any kind, gang colours, fireworks, chairs, strollers, umbrellas, aerosol cans, no narcotics unless prescribed, food products, bicycles etc. Once concert-goers have entered the venue, they will not be permitted to leave and re-enter.
The additional police resources will be in place prior to “Gates Open” at 5:30 p.m. and will remain on duty until after the concert ends at 11:30 p.m. As indicated, police will be present inside the Stadium and outside to deter incidents like theft from auto and to enhance traffic safety. It’s expected the crowd in attendance will number approximately 30,000.
As always, police remind concert attendees to conduct themselves in a lawful manner. There will be alcohol for sale at the concert venue so, if you plan to consume alcohol, plan a safe ride home. Do not drink and drive. Be respectful of other attendees at the concert and demonstrate respect for others’ property both inside and around Mosaic Stadium.