DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Reflecting the communities we 

serve.

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 Indigenous people, women, individuals with disabilities and visible minorities within our service.

We have a number of partnerships and programs to help us achieve this goal:

When our service better reflects those we serve, our community is safer and stronger.

24.8%

2021

30%

2030

Our Goal:

30 per cent of our police officers are female by 2030.

Policing is a challenging and rewarding career – we want the best people for the job, people who come with varied backgrounds and life experiences. This includes women.

Working at the Regina Police Service:

  • You will be a leader and make a difference.
 
  • You are guaranteed many careers within a career – policing provides endless opportunities for learning and growth.
 
  • You will work hard but have plenty of time off to enjoy with family and friends.
 
 
  • You will be part of a team that supports each other and has fun!
 
  • Our female officers and civilian employees have access to a variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities. We are proud members of Saskatchewan Women in Policing (SWIP)

Regina Police Service employees at the first annual Saskatchewan Women in Policing conference.

“Listen to all of the people who say you can’t do it, you shouldn’t do it and use that to fuel your drive. I work with some incredibly strong, compassionate and dedicated women.”


– Detective/Sgt. Candace Benko

“Listen to all of the people who say you can’t do it, you shouldn’t do it and use that to fuel your drive. I work with some incredibly strong, compassionate and dedicated women.”

 

– Detective/Sgt. Candace Benko


“I’ve not only made lifelong friends at RPS, but have been encouraged to develop my love of fitness and sport alongside those friends. This career has provided me endless opportunity to be a role model for my own children and others.”


– Sgt. Jessica Gawley

“I’ve not only made lifelong friends at RPS, but have been encouraged to develop my love of fitness and sport alongside those friends. From servingThis career has provided me endless opportunity to be a role model for my own children and others.”

– Sgt. Jessica Gawley

When I told my girls that I was successful in the competition to become Deputy Chief, my older daughter said to me, ‘Mom, think of all the little girls that will look up to you and think this is something they can do.’
I hope that’s true.”

– Deputy Chief Lorilee Davies

“When I told my girls that I was successful in the competition to become Deputy Chief, my older daughter said to me, ‘Mom, think of all the little girls that will look up to you and think this is something they can do.’

I hope that’s true.”

– Deputy Chief Lorilee Davies

We are here to answer any questions you may have about what it’s like to be a female in policing:

Insp. Laurel Marshall

Community Services Division

306 777 8670
[email protected]

Detective/Cpl. Laurie Alexander

Vulnerable Persons Unit

306 519 5399
[email protected]

Detective/Sgt. Kelley BERTING

Financial Crime

306 527 7124
[email protected]

Treaty 4 Citizen’s Police Academy

Treaty 4 Citizens’ Police Academy is a great opportunity to learn about a career in law enforcement and community safety in an immersive two-week experience. Are you 18 or older, Indigenous and looking for a career as a Police Officer, Community Safety Officer, Special Constable or a Security Officer? Treaty 4 CPA is designed for you! Attendees will spend two weeks on campus at the Saskatchewan Police College immersed in the world of law enforcement.

During the program, participants will learn about the basic requirements to work in law enforcement and community safety in Saskatchewan. The syllabus will include the following:

  1. Fitness and wellness preparation for applicants (including fitness class)
  2. SIGMA (written entrance exam) practice and official test
  3. POPAT (physical test) practice and official test
  4. Participants will be certified in First Aid and Level “C” CPR/AED
  5. Drill class/marching
  6. Firearms training
  7. Special Unit presentations (SWAT, Crisis Negotiators, Canine, Traffic and more)
  8. Scenarios/Report Writing/Note Taking
  9. Resume/Application Preparation
  10. Interview Skills
  11. Public Speaking
  12. Community-Based Policing (proactive problem solving, the importance of community partnerships, the importance of cultural and community diversity including TRC Calls To Action and cultural protocol)

This is a great opportunity for potential applicants to experience life as a police/law enforcement recruit at the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Police College. Saskatchewan law enforcement and community safety organizations strive to be reflective of the community they serve. This is one way to introduce Indigenous potential candidates to this exciting and rewarding career path.

Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program is designed to provide potential diversity candidates with opportunities to gain more experience in policing. Mentorship candidates receive coaching from current RPS employees and have the opportunity to work in various areas of the police service including: Community Engagement and Cultural and Diversity Units, Public Information, Forensics and more. The experience is customized to assist the candidate in strengthening specific skills in order to prepare themselves to apply for positions within the service.

Some of these areas include:

  • Fitness
  • Report writing
  • Public speaking

The typical length of the program is approximately 18 months.

 

Scott Police Academy 

The Scott Police Academy is offered at Scott Collegiate and currently has classes in Grades 9/10. Each year there is a new intake for Grade 9 students interested in learning more about law enforcement and team building. Academy students are part of a tight-knit school family that encourages team work, healthy choices, critical thinking and overall wellness. The goal is to provide an immersive experience that combines standard curriculum with guest speakers, age-appropriate police knowledge and a base for future law enforcement and community safety careers. Academy students:
  • Complete First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Take part in field trips and learning experiences related to policing and partnership
  • Build relationships and connect with mentors
  • Are motivated to graduate and pursue post-secondary education

Campus Regina Public: Law Public Safety and Security

 

The Law Public Safety and Security (LPSS) course prepares students for careers in law enforcement including:

  • municipal policing
  • RCMP
  • corrections
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • CBSA
  • courthouse bailiffs & sheriffs
  • and private security.

LPSS is offered to Grade 11 and 12 students in the Regina Public School Division. The learning environment is similar to that of the Saskatchewan Police College. The program is taught by a Regina Police Service officer as well as a Regina Public School teacher and corrections officer.

For more information, contact: 

[email protected]

306 523 3000

Community Cadet Corps 

The Regina Police Service Community Cadet Corps program focuses on engaging youth between the ages of 11 and 13. The goal is to build future community leaders by developing and enhancing their leadership skills, self-discipline, respect, and encouraging them to stay in school.

Officers in our Cultural and Community Diversity Unit work with the students in a variety of ways:

  • Drill Exercises (marching, teamwork discipline etc.)
  • Facilitate positive discussions around gratitude and leadership
  • Sports and recreational activities
  • Values and goal setting
  • Presentations by various RPS Units (SWAT, K9 etc.)
  • Tours of community partner facilities and educational opportunities (Regina Fire and Protective Services, EMS, Royal Sask. Museum etc,)

For more information on the Community Cadet Corps program, please contact Cst. Frank Kovacs at 306-777-6487 or [email protected].

Indigenous Recruitment Liaison Officer (IRLO)

The RPS Indigenous Recruitment Liaison Officer (IRLO) is part of the Human Resources Section and works closely with both the Sergeant in charge of Recruiting as well as the RPS Cultural Unit.

The IRLO educates RPS employees and partners on history and current issues Indigenous people face.

Providing education, building relationships and gaining trust are important outcomes of this position  Some of the specific IRLO initiatives include:

  • Treaty 4 Citizens Police Academy
  • Community Cadet Corps
  • Mentorship Program
  • First Nation Policing Partnerships
  • Awareness workshops and events for RPS employees
  • Community Outreach and Cultural engagement in First Nation Communities
  • Career Fairs and Job Fairs in First Nation Communities
  • Bold Eagle Program
  • Teaming with Cultural and Community Diversity Unit at events
  • RPS Feast
  • Proposing and supporting cultural wellness initiatives for Indigenous employees.
  • Assist in TRC Calls to Action implementation and education
  • Review of past Indigenous applicant deferrals
  • Ongoing research and learning for hiring strategies
  • Involvement in hiring process with Indigenous applicants

Connect with us:

TEAGAN KOZLOWSKI

Human Resources

306 777 6441
[email protected]

Sgt. Colin Hegi

Recruiting Officer

306 777 6659
[email protected]

Cst. Frank Kovacs

Cultural & Community Diversity

306 777 6487
[email protected]