The man has perhaps the most popular Twitter account of any law enforcement officer in Regina and maybe even Saskatchewan.
The biggest thing I won't miss about being in traffic. A reminder that you must IMMEDIATELY PULL TO THE RIGHT FOR SIRENS AND LIGHTS, when safe. Not make your turn and keep driving for awhile… @RPSTrafficUnit pic.twitter.com/OhTtvAXLdx
— Cst. Curtis Warnar (@RPSTrafficUnit) January 5, 2019
Unfortunately, he won’t be presiding over it too much longer.
Constable Curtis Warnar will be moving into the Regina Police Service’s Forensic Investigation Unit after spending the last six years working in the traffic department. He starts his new role next Tuesday.
The move was precipitated by his term in the traffic department timing out, as well as his skills gained as forensic collision investigator being transferrable.
“I’ll be a real life CSI officer,” said Warnar. “Unfortunately, we don’t solve crimes in 42 minutes with a commercial break. That will be my next adventure for the next five to seven years.”
During his time in the position, he ran the @RPSTrafficUnit Twitter account.
Did he believe it’d become as wildly popular as it is? No. But has it become a useful tool in which for him to educate his followers?
“One question I get all the time from people is is it illegal to drive, all these people with pets in their laps? There’s actually not a charge in the Traffic Safety Act saying you can’t have your pet in your lap.”
Furthermore, Warnar notes the account was a way for him to interact with his followers, and his followers with one another.
“It’s really interesting to see the interaction just between followers and how they make their stance or state their opinion and then how they defend it,” he said. “It’s very interesting to see.”