The following are a list of questions and answers that are most often asked of our Human Resources Section. If your question is not answered here or somewhere else on the website please feel free to contact the Human Resources Section of the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6630 or 306-777-6629.
Do I get paid when I am going to Police College?
Yes, the salary will change in accordance with the Regina Police Service collective agreement. The current salary is $50,190 per year.
Is there a fee to write the SIGMA?
Yes, there is a $25.00 fee which must be paid before completing the SIGMA.
Is there a fee to run the POPAT?
Yes, there is a $70.00 fee to run the POPAT. The fee will be paid to the Dr. Paul Schwann Applied Health and Research Centre. Payment by cash or cheque will be made on the date you are scheduled to complete the POPAT.
If I wrote the SIGMA exam in another city do I have to write it again in Regina?
No, we will recognize the mark obtained in another city, but only another city in Saskatchewan as this is governed by the Saskatchewan Police Act.
How often do we accept applications?
Applications are accepted year round, they are placed in a data base and a list of qualified applicant is generated for each competition.
How often are competitions held?
Generally speaking, competitions are held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.
Where do I live if I go to Police College?
If you are hired by the Regina Police Service and attending Police College at the University of Regina you do not stay at the Police College. If you live in Regina then you would stay at home, if you are from out-of-town then you are responsible for living arrangements.
What happens when I am finished Police College?
There will be another orientation period at the Regina Police Service. You will be assigned a shift and will be teamed up with a Field Training Officer who you will be with for the remainder of your field training. The field training is approximately 5 months.
How much do police officers get paid?
Police Officers are paid a salary in accordance with the collective agreement. In 2011 a First Class Constable will be paid a salary of $83,651 per year. A First Class Constable is a Constable with 5 years or more service with the Regina Police Service.
Is it necessary to go to University to be a police officer?
The Saskatchewan Police Act states you must have a grade 12 or the equivalent. The Regina Police Service will give prior consideration to those who have 2 years post secondary education and/or an extended period of work experience with increasing performance responsibilities.
If I am going to take some University classes what should I take?
The Regina Police Service asks for 2 years post secondary education. The University of Regina offers a Bachelor of Arts in Police Studies, the Regina Police Service recognizes this degree as the education of choice to become a police officer.
Is the degree in police studies the only education the Regina Police Service will take?
No, any post secondary education qualifies.