For the next generation of law enforcement officers, the Brandt Centre was the place to be Thursday.
The Regina Police Service held their annual Showcase on June 7th, with hundreds of schoolkids, teachers and parents getting an in-depth look at what policing is all about.
And it’s that look that Chief Evan Bray is really excited about, as it gives him an opportunity to share with them the nuances of the job.
“On a fairly regular basis, citizens of Regina and surrounding area hear about out SWAT team being deployed, our bomb squad being deployed, us responding to calls for service, certainly K-9 is a big part of what we do,” he said. “So, this is really a chance to showcase that.”
Bray said interacting with the kids one-on-one is important, as it gives him and fellow officers to really show them it’s everyday men and women sporting the badge and upholding the law. He recalled a conversation with he had with a young girl, who had expressed her desire to become an police officer.
His advice to her?
“Being a good person, being a leader in your class and in your school, being good friends to people, making good decisions as you grow up, those are all foundations to being a police officer.”