If you’ve seen Regina Police cruisers outside the city limits, that’s now going to be the norm.
On Thursday, the Police Service released a statement announcing they have formed a partnership with police detachments in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, SGI and the province to form the newest phase of the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS).
The aim of the program, said Chief Evan Bray, is quite simple and direct.
“It’s to enhance traffic safety.”
The program itself is not new to Saskatchewan, as it’s been implemented in the Saskatoon, Weyburn and Estevan areas.
The program is already in effect for Regina, with five officers out now and another five expected to be added in the fall.
Bray says officers in the CTSS will patrol an approximate area of 100 to 150 kilometres around the Regina area. He believes, as a result of the extra patrol, residents in the city will see a noticeable difference in the enforcement of road laws.
“Anytime you see traffic enforcement being done as a result of a project, whether it’s stop check projects or just fairly significant project size, you see a lot of police vehicles,” said the Chief. “Whether it’s on Albert Street in a certain location, Ring Road or whatever the case may be.”
“This will be no different. In fact, this probably will be magnified.”