CENTRAL DISTRICT OVERVIEW
The Central District consists of the North Central Community, the Heritage Community, and the Downtown Core. This geographic area includes Evraz Place, the Mosaic Stadium and Victoria Park. This District is divided into two patrol zones; the North Central zone, and the South Central zone. These zones are further sub-divided into smaller areas or ‘atoms’. Members assigned to the Central District are assigned to each zone and are designated atoms in order to enhance geographic ownership and provide more effective responses to calls for service and community concerns.
The Community Services Division ( C S D ) Central District is currently managed by one Inspector and one Staff Sergeant who are responsible for the administration of Central District members within (6) patrol shifts. The Inspector is also the Officer in Charge (OiC) of the Community Engagement Unit located at the Mâmawêyatitân Centre and provides oversight to the downtown beat patrol.
Central District Community Crime Report
The Regina Police Service Tactical Analysts collect and report crime data for each of the three Districts. This information is reported daily to the organization and is used to identify ‘hot spots’ of crime within the City. This information provides the Central District Staff Sergeant with an opportunity to develop responses and direct police resources to these areas. These community crime reports are primarily created through our records management system (IEIS). This community crime report allows us to compare reported crimes against property and reported crimes against persons for the Central District. It also allows us to compare Central District reported crimes to the remainder of the city.
Crimes Against Property
In 2018 property crime in the Central District accounted for 23.0% of all reported property crime in the City of Regina. Of the two zones in the Central District, the South Central zone reported the highest number of these violations , accounting for 50.44% of all property violations in the Central District.
|CENTRAL DISTRICT 2018 Crime Against Property|
|C. District total||283||251||254||263||332||265||356||345||311||369||282||253||3564|
|C. District %||25.9%||26.7%||25.3%||24.4%||24.4%||19.0%||24.7%||23.5%||20.6%||23.4%||21.0%||19.5%||23.0%|
Select Property Crimes – 3 Year Comparison
As provided in the chart below, all four selected areas of reported property crime have increased since 2017. Since last year, total property violations in the Central District have increased by 21.52%.
|Central District Property Crime 3 Year Comparison|
|Break and Enter||442||382||583|
|Theft from Auto||416||425||501|
|Theft of Auto||237||214||296|
|Total Above Violations||1897||1648||2100|
Central District Property Crime 3 Year Comparison
Crimes Against the Person
Crimes against the person in the Central District in 2018 accounted for 35.9% of all reported crimes against the person in the City of Regina. Of the two zones within the Central District, the North Central zone reported the highest number of violations, accounting for 63.95% of all reported crimes against the person within the Central District.
|CENTRAL DISTRICT 2017 Crime Against Person|
|C. District total||91||85||71||83||107||101||82||101||87||95||73||81||1057|
|C. District %||32.5%||36.0%||30.9%||33.6%||41.3%||37.8%||35.2%||38.7%||37.0%||38.2%||32.2%||37.3%||35.9%|
Central District Crime Against Person 2018
Select Crimes Against Person – 3 Year Comparison
|Central District Crimes Against Person 3 Year Comparison|
|Total Above Violations||975||972||947|
Central District Crime Against Person 3 Year Comparison
As provided in the chart above, reported Assaults in the Central District have generally remained the same over the past three years. In 2018 there was a slight increase of 8.7% of reported Robberies, compared to 2017.
South District 3 Year Comparison – All Occurrences
|South District 3 Year Comparison All Occurrences|
|No District Specified||2571||3009||3327|
|Regina All Occurences||45303||46381||49432|
Central District 3 Year Comparison All Occurrences
Community Engagement Unit
In 2018 the Community Engagement Unit began operations from its home office in the Mâmawêyatitân Centre. The unit is comprised of six Constables, a Corporal and a Sergeant. Central District Community Engagement Unit officers play an important role in the Central District. These officers participate in a number of community outreach programs and collaborate with community stakeholders to respond and resolve community concerns. Along with walking
the beat and patrolling on bicycles, in 2018 they were also responsible for operating the Community Engagement Unit office located in the Mâmawêyatitân Centre at 3355 6th Avenue.
This community office allowed the public to report incidents to police without having to travel outside of the North Central community.
In addition, these officers worked with over 30 community partners and attended over 100 community events including the FNUC Pow Wow, the Queen City Exhibition, Coffee with a Cop, Cops & Readers and the celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Central District Beat
There are two Central District beat officers on each of the four patrol shifts for a total of eight officers. The Central District beat officers continue to work closely with a number of downtown partners including the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID), the Cornwall Centre, and the Regina Public Library. Officers met with RDBID staff regularly and attended a number of RDBID events including Cinema under the Stars and the Farmers Market. Beat officers participated in high visibility police work and proactive activities and conducted a large percentage of their work on foot or bicycles.
Sound and healthy relationships with the North Central Community, the South Central Community, and our downtown business district are critical in building and maintaining community well-being and a strong sense of safety. The Central District takes pride in the efforts that are made to organize
and partake in Central District events. In 2018 officers assigned to the Central District reached out to organizations such as Street Culture, Carmichael Outreach, and All Nations Hope. They attended the FNUC Pow Wow at the Brandt Centre and the annual Tamra Keepness BBQ and were responsive to protests and demonstrations in the District. The Regina Police Service, including the members working the Central District and our community partners, remain committed to improving public safety within these communities.