Approximately 140 of Regina Police Service frontline officers have received a first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Regina Police Service, with the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police and the Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers, has been working with the Ministries of Health, and Corrections, Policing and Public Safety to identify frontline officers as a priority group for the COVID-19 vaccine, given the health risks involved in this work. Frontline members are those uniformed police officers who are responding to COVID and emergency calls in the community, and whose work necessitates direct contact with the public in dynamic situations.
On the evening of Saturday, April 10th, approximately 115 RPS frontline personnel – both on and off-duty – were included among citizens receiving their first shot in the drive-through clinic in Regina. On Sunday, approximately 25 more frontline officers were vaccinated; leaving approximately 60 frontline officers who have yet to receive the vaccine. The process has been paused, based on the supply of vaccine available. The Regina Police Service will continue to work closely with the involved government Ministries, as well as the Saskatchewan Health Authority, for the benefit of frontline police officers and the communities they serve.