The Regina Police Service is an Employment Equity Employer under the Human Rights Commission. To reflect the growing cultural diversity within our community, we are committed to increasing the number of Aboriginal people, women, individuals with disabilities and visible minorities within our Service.
The Regina Police Service has a number of initiatives designed to attract and employ people from diverse backgrounds.
Treaty Four Citizens’ Police Academy
The Treaty Four Citizens’ Police Academy is an interactive two-week program that gives participants hands on experience and information on many facets of policing. Participants are certified in First Aid and Level “C” CPR/AED and they experience some of the testing which occurs in hiring competitions. The objectives of this program are to:
- Encourage more Aboriginal applicants to Police Services
- Provide these applicants a better understanding of the opportunities available within the policing profession
- Introduce the basic requirements and demands place on a police recruit at the Saskatchewan Police College
- Provide a measure of the applicants’ physical and cognitive abilities which are necessary in a hiring process
- Provide a list of candidates with whom the Police Services can consider for possible future employment
To strengthen the working relationship with the Treaty Four partners
- After completion of this program, those participants who are interested in pursuing a career in policing, and meet the qualifications, are invited to participate in a hiring competition. All persons interested are encouraged to contact 777-6476 for more information.
In September 2008, the Regina Police Service implemented a Mentorship Program. The mandate of the program is to increase the existing number of diversity employees, both sworn and civilian, within the Regina Police Service. It provides the Service with an opportunity to coach perspective employees in areas in which they may need to be strengthened. Examples of such areas include but are not limited to: fitness, report writing, and public speaking. The program provides the candidates with opportunities such as working in the Community Service Centers, attending to community meetings, participating in community and law enforcement projects, firearms and fitness training, and job shadowing. It also benefits candidates by providing them with insight into a career in policing and the Regina Police Service as a perspective employer. The visibility of this program demonstrates to the community, the Regina Police Service’s commitment to being an Employment Equity Employer and increasing the number of diversity employees within the police service to be more reflective of the community to which it provides a policing service. For further information contact Human Resources at 777-6630.
The Regina Police Service has been running an Aboriginal Summer Student Program since 2004 to provide aboriginal students an opportunity to gain work experience and to provide the Regina Police Service an opportunity to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community. All status Indians, non-status Indians, Inuit and Metis candidates are eligible to apply. You must be a student continuing your studies in order to be eligible. For more information, call (306) 777-6467.
Saskatchewan Police Aboriginal Recruiting Committee (S.P.A.R.C.)
Ongoing initiatives by S.P.A.R.C. have led to contacts across the province with Aboriginal communities, resulting in applicants for the Treaty Four Program, the Aboriginal Summer Student Program, the Mentorship Program, the Aboriginal Police Preparation Program (SIAST) and subsequently the Police Service. S.P.A.R.C. has endeavored to create an entire network of support for an Aboriginal candidate to be successful in a career in policing. The committee has connected and linked all of its activities, and has engaged other employers and educational institutions to offer the candidates a viable employment experience that will build their capacity for a future in policing.