The Regina Police Service is advising the media and members of the public of a scheduled training scenario for police recruits of the Saskatchewan Police College, taking place Thursday, December 11 and Friday, December 12, from approximately 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. at a building at 160 McIntosh Street. This advisory is being issued in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Police College at the University of Regina. This location is being used by permission of the building owner.
This training; which will involve police recruits and several police facilitators from across the province, is part of the 20 week training for police recruits at the Saskatchewan Police College. Rapid Deployment, sometimes called Immediate Deployment, is a trained, tactical approach to an armed or otherwise dangerous person in a building where, because of the person’s actions or behavior, that individual has to be stopped. Thursday and Friday’s exercises will get underway at about 8:00 a.m. and will wrap up by approximately 4:30 p.m. daily. Members of the public will not notice any unusual activity around the building but there will likely be a number of police vehicles.
Residents in the area of the 100 block of McIntosh Street can be assured that this training scenario and the presence of police recruits and other police personnel does not indicate a real emergency. There is no live ammunition used in police training scenarios in the city. The Saskatchewan Police College and the Regina Police Service felt it important to advise the media and public of this event so that people do not become unnecessarily alarmed. If a real incident should develop while these training exercises are in progress, the Regina Police Service would immediately notify the public.