Regina Police take part in virtual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event

Regina Police is taking part in the virtual edition of the YWCA’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.

Members of the police dawned a pair of red high heels and collected pledges and donations to the YWCA Regina, which has now surpassed their 2020 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraising goal of $25,000.

Chief Evan Bray says the event is to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence, which is still a major concern in Regina.

“On average, our police service investigates 20 or more domestic conflict calls per day, that’s a large number, and I think to many people it’s an alarming number of incidents in our city where they’re not all based in violence, but I think a lot of times those types of investigations can lend themselves to something more serious.”

Bray says he’s been taking part in this event for several years.

“They’re not the most comfortable, and I think in a respectful way, that’s what this is about,” Bray said. “It’s putting people out of their comfort zone, and literally — and figuratively — walking a mile in her shoes, understanding what it’s like.”

For those wanting to take part in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event are able to follow the link here.

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