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 tomorrow, Wednesday, March 16, 2011, from approximately 10:00 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Princess 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 1300 block of Princess 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 in the area 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 1300 block of Princess 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 1300 block of Princess Street and the owner’s willingness to allow its use for training purposes.