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 and Friday, December 7-8, 2017, from approximately 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m., at the former STC building at 1717 Saskatchewan Drive. 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 will involve police recruits-in-training and several police facilitators from across the province. The training is part of the 20-week training program for police recruits at the Saskatchewan Police College. Rapid Deployment, which is sometimes called Immediate Deployment, is a trained, tactical approach to an armed or otherwise dangerous person in a building, who poses an imminent threat to the safety of others and him/herself. The exercises on December 7th and 8th will get underway at about 8:00 a.m. and will wrap up by approximately 4:30 p.m., both days. There may, at times, be loud noises associated to the training, and a number of police vehicles at the location; but, otherwise, members of the public will not notice any unusual activity around the building.
Neighbouring businesses in the area of the 1700 block of Saskatchewan Drive can be assured that this training scenario. The presence of police recruits and other police personnel, at this location on December 7th and 8th 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 are issuing this notice to the media and public 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.