Members of the Regina Police Service School Resource Officer section are joining other officers today in Rapid Deployment training, being carried out at Cochrane High School in the 1000 block of East 14th Avenue. There is no school for students today. This exercise involves only police officers.
This training is part of ongoing preparedness, delivered in partnership with Regina’s Public and Catholic School divisions. Rapid Deployment training prepares police for swift and immediate response to an active threat; where there is no option to contain and communicate with a suspect. Police officers engage in this type of scenario-based training at regular intervals. In addition, each School Resource Officer reviews emergency procedures with the staff and administrators of each school on a regular basis throughout the school year. This planning and practice with School Division partners ensures that emergency preparedness measures and police tactics are consistent with best practices across North America.
Residents in the area of Cochrane High School may notice a number of police vehicles at the school today. The training itself will occur indoors and, as there is no school today, will not interfere with people’s normal daily activities.