The Regina Police Service is advising the media and members of the public of a scheduled training scenario for police recruits of the Saskatchewan Police College, taking place Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th at a high school in the 3300 block of 7th Avenue. This advisory is being issued in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Police College at the University of Regina. This location is being used with the permission and cooperation of Regina Public Schools.
This training; which will involve police recruits and several police facilitators from across the province, is part of the 20 week training for police recruits at the Saskatchewan Police College. Rapid Deployment, sometimes called Immediate Deployment, is a trained, tactical approach to the situation of an armed or otherwise dangerous person in a building. In Rapid Deployment situations, the suspect’s actions or behavior make it necessary to stop the individual immediately. Thursday’s exercises start at the University of Regina and then move to the high school location at 12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday’s exercises are at the school from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members of the public will not notice any unusual activity around the building but there will likely be a number of police vehicles.
Residents in the area of the 3300 block of 7th Avenue can be assured that this training scenario and the presence of police recruits and other police personnel does not indicate a real emergency. There is no live ammunition used in police training scenarios in the city. The Saskatchewan Police College and the Regina Police Service felt it important to advise the media and public of this event so that people do not become unnecessarily alarmed. If a real incident should develop while these training exercises are in progress, the Regina Police Service would immediately notify the public.