The Regina Police Service is hiring! And now, more than ever, we want to represent the community we serve. Women in policing, and Diversity and Inclusion were the focus of a news conference held today at Regina Police Service Headquarters.
Chief Evan Bray and Deputy Chief (Operations) Lorilee Davies today unveiled the 30 X 30 Initiative and a new RPS Recruiting website https://join.reginapolice.ca . The 30 X 30 Initiative asks participating police services set a goal of having female officers make up 30% of the sworn member contingent by the year 2030. In 2021, the Regina Police Service had 24.8% female representation in sworn officer positions (non-traditional roles). There are currently 102 female police officers at RPS, of the 433 authorized police positions (418 actual at this time). The 30 X 30 Initiative also asks police services to examine their practices and policies to determine if there are any barriers to women. One of the Regina Police Service’s first steps in adopting “30 X 30” was to survey current female police officers to gain some insights that may help to identify and remove barriers.
The 30 X 30 Initiative is just one of a number of Diversity and Inclusion efforts at the Regina Police Service. The new website: https://join.reginapolice.ca goes into detail on programs such as Treaty 4 Citizens Police Academy, the RPS Mentorship Program, and Scott Police Academy, to name a few. The Regina Police Service is committed to these and other Equity, Diversity and Inclusion measures to ensure we represent the community we serve and truly reflect the Service’s vision of: Working together to keep Regina safe.