The Saskatchewan government has announced $9.5 million in municipal police grants meaning the Regina Police Service will see 40 new officers for the 2017-18 fiscal year and 43 new officers for police in Saskatoon.
In a news release issued by the government, Justice Minister Don Morgan says the grants and the positions they fund provide support needed to those working to protect both communities.
The Regina Police Service is appreciative of the municipal police grant from the Province of Saskatchewan,” said Regina police Chief Evan Bray.
“This solidifies a partnership that ensures community safety, and the vision of the Regina Police Service which is Working Together to Keep Regina Safe.
The grants also incllude funding for three new officers in the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit which will focus on drugs like crystal meth and fentanyl. The three new positions will be based in Regina, Prince Albert and Saskatoon.