The Regina Police Service extends a wish for a safe and happy New Year to all, with a reminder that everyone can, and should, choose to celebrate responsibly. There is no better New Year’s resolution than the one that gets you home safely, without risking your life or someone else’s.
On New Year’s Eve, the Regina Police Service will have extra officers working to enhance public and officer safety. In addition to the regular “patrol” shift, there will be a number of officers dedicated to detecting and apprehending impaired drivers and also an extra 15 police officers assigned to crowd control. The Crowd Control teams will respond to complaints of large noisy gatherings or parties and will also be making some stops at various nightclubs and other venues hosting New Year’s Eve events. These extra officers are also available to assist patrol if the need arises.
Just as having sufficient police resources is a crucial part of a safe and successful New Year’s Eve, so is individual preparation and prevention. The Regina Police Service reminds everyone to plan a safe ride to and from your New Year’s Eve celebration. Take advantage of the Ding In The New Year program offering free transit rides, take a taxi, appoint (or be) a designated driver, call a family member or friend. Just choose an option that gets you home without risking someone else’s safety – or your own. And, have a Happy New Year!