The Regina Police Service wishes to advise the media and members of the public of a training session for the Regina Police Service Emergency Services Teams, taking place on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, from approximately 11:00 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Retallack Street.
This training session is part of Emergency Services regular monthly training and will involve members of the Crisis Negotiators and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams and Explosives Disposal Unit. The Regina Police Service has notified residents in the area of the 1400 block of Retallack Street by letter, advising them of this training session. Schools in the area have been notified and, although tactical team members will not be engaged in the training until after students are in school, they will be present in the area during the noon hour. People will be able to carry on with their daily activities; however, they will notice police members in regular tactical attire as well as a number of police vehicles in the 1400 block of Retallack Street and immediate area. There is no cause for concern, as this is a training exercise only. There will be no ammunition involved in this exercise.
The area was chosen due to the availability of a vacant house in the 1400 block of Retallack Street and the owner’s willingness to allow its use for training purposes. Members of the media who wish to observe and/or report on this training may contact Elizabeth Popowich at 777-6364 or 535-3972.