The Regina Police Service is committed to providing continued emergency response to the city of Regina as we navigate the challenges of COVID-19.
Our Service acknowledges that this is a difficult time for local residents, and there is a lot of uncertainty about what the coming days will bring. We want to remind the public that emergency response is what we do at the Regina Police Service. Our training, experience, equipment, and our relationships are all geared to providing emergency response first. The current situation may test our skills and resources, but when it comes to emergency response and our core services, the Regina Police Service is functioning as usual.
Where the public may see a change will relate to in-person interaction with staff members of the Regina Police Service. Currently, the Front Desk at 1717 Osler Street remains open to the public to file reports. We understand that some incidents require in-person reporting. However, the front doors of the police station are now locked and anyone attending the building will be met by a Commissionaire who will ask a series of health-related questions before members of the public are allowed entry.
That being said, the Regina Police Service is asking the public to avoid unnecessary in-person visits. You can report certain crimes through Direct Entry Victim Reporting via phone at 306-777-6500. You can also report some types of property crime through our Online Reporting tool at: https://reginapolice.ca/online-reporting/.
Our Criminal Record Check area – located at 1717 Osler Street – is now closed to the public. Many extra-curricular and volunteer activities in our community have been suspended, so it’s likely you can postpone your criminal record check. Some criminal record checks can be done online: https://reginapolice.ca/resources/criminal-record-check/
In hopes of ensuring safety for our front-line officers, the public may also note changes around service-delivery around non-emergency calls for service. When you call our Communications Centre, be prepared for a few more questions about travel and the health of the occupants of your home. Your information will help to educate our officers about any potential health-risks they may encounter relating to the virus. When it comes to emergency calls, we will prioritize as usual.
The Regina Police Service has cancelled and postponed a number of events that were scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. That includes the Firearm Amnesty 2020, Recruitment Information Session (March 30), Treaty 4 Citizens Police Academy (May 4-8, 2020) as well as Citizens Police Academy Class #119 and #120.
Despite the changes noted, we want to emphasize that the Regina Police Service will continue to deliver our core services to the city of Regina. The community will not experience a change in the emergency services we provide.
More than ever, we need to draw on and recall our Service’s vision statement, which is: “Working together to keep Regina safe”. Together, we can navigate the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus with competence, composure, and compassion for each other.