When you call the Police station, a Communications officer will listen to your complaint and then determine the appropriate course of action. If a report is required, it will either be taken over the phone or an officer will be dispatched to the scene. You may be asked to attend to the Front Desk to make your report.
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Police members at the Front Desk or Inquiry Desk at the Regina Police Service take reports that are not crimes in progress or emergencies, release seized vehicles, verify inspection tickets, return 24-hour suspended licenses and take payment of parking warrants.
The front foyer of the police headquarters building at 1717 Osler Street is always open, even when the doors to the main lobby are locked from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Anyone entering the foyer after-hours, who requires emergency assistance, can access the Communications Centre by using a direct phone located in the foyer.
Please make requests in writing to the Chief of Police. The request should include the specifics of the information they require, who they are, their contact information and their signature.
You can obtain your court date by referring to your release papers. If you cannot locate your release papers, you can phone the courthouse.
You need to attend to the Police Station at 1717 Osler Street with Identification.
You are responsible for cleaning up any graffiti on your property. However,through the Community Paint Program, you can purchase discounted paint, chemical removers, brushes, rollers and other clean-up items from participating paint companies:
- Cloverdale Paint
- General Paint
- Glidden Paint
- RONA Home and Garden
- Para/CIL (Yarnton Decorating)
You can call a commercial graffiti remover. Companies offering this service are found in the Yellow Pages under Graffiti Removal.
If you fail to remove the graffiti, you may receive an Order to Comply.
FACs can be obtained by calling the Federal Government Firearms Registry at 780-5912.
Vicious dogs are handled by Animal Control at 777-7700. If there is immediate danger to human lives call 911.
Contact the Street Project through Public Health for sharps pickup. Open Monday to Friday 0800 – 2200 hours, call 766 7799. If there is no answer, leave the location on the answering machine so staff can make the pick up.
Needle drop boxes are located at 5th and Cameron, behind the North Central Service Canada building and behind 1800 block Toronto Street by the Core Community Park in the alley.
Property owners can contact the Public Health Communicable Disease Department at 766 7790 for instructions on how to pick up and dispose of sharps properly and safely.
The purpose of the bylaw is to promote the safety, health and welfare of people by proscribing certain anti-socail behaviour not otherwise covered by The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 or the Criminal Code of Canada.
All permits will be reviewed to ensure they fall within the bylaw guidelines governing each. Permits that are approved will include a caveat indicating they may be cancelled for just cause. Permit applications will be required to be submitted a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the event. If the application is submitted within the 2 week period, it must be understood there may be insufficient time to be reviewed and therefore may be denied.
Citizens and organizations will need to provide the following information by letter when making requests for the stated permits. Upon completion, the information can be sent by mail or dropped off at the police office and routed to the Regina Police Service – Chief of Police Office. Permit applications may also be faxed to 949-7275.
A warrant is a legal document issued by a Judge or Justice that compels the police to arrest and detain an individual who has committed an offence. Warrants are usually issued a) when police have reasonable, probable grounds to believe you have committed an offence and you haven’t been located, or b) you have already been charged with an offence and have failed to attend court.
You need to speak to a police officer in person. Come to any of the locations listed above, say you believe you have a warrant and want to deal with it. You could even approach an officer on the street. In all cases, police have to execute the warrant and arrest you; however, in the majority of cases, you will not be detained longer than necessary to complete your release documents. In the case of some offences, where a fine has been levied, you may be required to pay the amount owed in order to be released.
One very good reason is that Criminal Code warrants do not go away. Also, if you want to travel, especially outside of Canada, you may be denied entry to another country if you have outstanding warrants. If you are applying for a job or volunteer position, a criminal record check will reveal any warrants. Another very good reason is simply for the peace of mind. Nobody wants the inconvenience or embarrassment of being stopped in the course of his or her daily activities; in front of family, friends or co-workers; and arrested because of a warrant that hasn’t been dealt with.
If you are a person with an outstanding warrant, please come to Police Headquarters or a Community Service Centre and deal with it. It has to be dealt with, sooner or later. Why not do it sooner, when you have control over the time and place?
Yes, there is a noise bylaw.
It is against the Noise Abatement Bylaw #6980 to create any noise that is a disturbance to others between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. with the exception of:
1. pre-authorized events or;
2. noise caused by:
- emergency vehicles
- train whistles
- snow removal equipment
- church bells
To file a complaint, call Bylaw Enforcement at (306)777-7000 (daytime during office hours) or the Regina Police Service at (306)777-6500 (after hours).
Up to $2000/individual or $5,000/corporation or up to 30 days in jail. Excessive howling or barking dogs (anytime of day) – summary offence ticket of $50 issued by Regina Police Service)
Phone the Regina Police Service Communications Centre at 777-6500. Give the address of the residence from which the noise is coming. You will also be asked for your phone number so the Communications Officer can call you back to confirm information. You’ll be asked a number of questions to establish the seriousness of the situation.
Based on that information, the Communications Centre will try to make phone contact at the address to ask the person in charge to quiet the party. If the person in charge at that address is unwilling or unable to comply, the Communications Office will request that police attend. Please be patient; all calls are handled on a priority basis and there may be other serious, or even life-threatening situations in progress that must be dealt with first. Remember, too, that responding to a noisy party usually takes several police officers. It takes time to reassign and send the necessary resources. Situations change, so please call the Communications Centre again if there’s been a change for the better or worse. When police attend, they will conduct an investigation and charges may result, dependent on the outcome of the investigation. You may be asked to give police a statement. This is especially important if the noise has abated by the time police arrive, but the problem is a chronic one.
Many of our calls for service during late spring and summer deal with gatherings or house parties that have, for one reason or another, escalated out of control. The types of infractions that may result from an unmanageable gathering may include loud, unnecessary noise, mischief, property damage, abuse of alcohol, use of drugs, assaults and more.
Experience shows it’s not usually the invited guests at a gathering who cause problems. Some people or groups make a practice of showing up uninvited at gatherings and sometimes trouble arrives with those uninvited persons. Other times it’s a mix of alcohol, exuberance and relative anonymity that causes problems. Here are some points to consider that may help you protect your home and family.
1. If you are going out of town for the weekend and have young people staying at home, do you know if there’s a party planned? If you don’t know…please ask.
2. If there is going to be a party, have steps been taken to limit the circulation of that information so as to prevent the arrival of unwanted guests?
3. Do you have a plan for what will be done if unwanted guests show up in numbers at a party?
4. Is there a designated responsible adult (relative or neighbour) available to supervise activities at your home while you are away?
The seasonal upward shift in so-called noisy parties isn’t matched by a downward trend in other types of police calls, so summer is a very busy time for police. Preventing an unmanageable house party or noisy gathering is worth the attention and effort required.