Regina Police Chief calls for front-line officers to receive COVID-19 vaccine early

Regina Police is calling on the province to allow for their front-line officers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine earlier.

In a news release, Police Chief Evan Bray says front-line officers have been dispatched to situations where COVID-positive patients are involved, creating a risk to the community and to the officer’s well-being.

RPS says they employ about 300 front-line officers, which makes up about 50 percent of their total staff.

Bray goes on to say in the release they are only asking for front-line officers to receive it early, not the entire staff.

In Phase Two of the vaccination rollout plan released Tuesday, the province plans to immunize Saskatchewan residents in their 60’s first, as well as specialized care home and shelter employees and extremely vulnerable adults.

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