The Regina Police Service has a Corporal assigned as the RAMP Coordinator and a Court Scheduling Coordinator.
The Regina Alternative Measures Program (RAMP) was established as a restorative justice program, delivered by Indigenous people for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who come into conflict with the law. RAMP brings people and resources together to collaborate as a viable alternative to the formal court process. Some of the partners involved are: the Regina Police Service, RCMP, Regina Public & Catholic School Divisions and Loss Prevention Officers (LPOs).
The RPS plays a key role in the RAMP process. The RAMP Coordinator reviews all RAMP program referrals and confirms that certain eligibility criteria had been established. Where the criteria for RAMP is not met, files are returned for charges to be laid, or a warrant requested. In addition to administering the police role within the program, the Corporal coordinates the attendance of other RPS members to RAMP. In 2019, RPS officers attended Alternative Measures circles, mediations, forums or conferences on approximately 66 occasions; with the Corporal attending 19 times.
The RPS RAMP Coordinator also provides training at the “Stop-Lift” program, works closely on training with LPOs throughout the city, and maintains a connection between the LPO’s and the RPS Property Crimes Unit and the On-Line Stolen Property Unit as required. In addition, the Corporal reviews, investigates, or assigns all of the online shoplifting complaints that RPS receives.
The Corporal also acts as a Court Scheduling Coordinator; working closely with other RPS staff to manage attendance of RPS officers at court. This role requires close contact with Public Prosecutions to efficiently coordinate the scheduling of police officers attending court, canceling those not required, and facilitating overtime where necessary.