Policing

Estevan police chief named new Sask deputy chief marshal

Estevan police chief named new Sask deputy chief marshal

Jun 21, 2024 | 9:40am
ESTEVAN – The provincial government says the Saskatchewan Marshals Service (SMS) is making significant progress towards becoming operational by the end of 2026, and it has its new deputy chief marshal – Estevan Police Chief Richard Lowen. Lowen officially started as Estevan’s police chief in September 2021. He began his career with the Winnipeg Police Service […]
Elite policing units putting a dent in province’s surging crime

Elite policing units putting a dent in province’s surging crime

Mar 25, 2024 | 1:49pm
Amidst a surge in criminal activity across Saskatchewan, specialized law enforcement units are stepping up to tackle the challenge. Consisting of highly-trained officers, the Crime Reduction Team (CRT), Trafficking Response Teams (STRT), and the RCMP Warrant Enforcement and Suppression Team (WEST), have made significant strides to curb the escalating crime rates. “Because of these teams, there […]

New investments in policing from Sask. Government leading to success

Apr 10, 2023 | 11:01am

The Government of Saskatchewan is looking to build on the success of the province’s Crime Reduction Teams (CRT) and Warrant Enforcement Suppression Teams (WEST). In just the first two months of 2023, WEST and CRT removed 67 guns, 142 grams of meth, 2,019 grams of cocaine, and three grams of fentanyl from Saskatchewan communities. The […]

Perception of Police Dips in Regina

Jul 27, 2022 | 11:21am

People in Regina are feeling a little less positive about their police force. A survey was handed to the Board of Police Commissioners, that was completed last fall. Its a small sample size, with 450 people responding to the survey. It found the public’s perception of the Regina Police Service had dipped to its lowest […]

Investigation at Pine Grove Corrections Centre

Jun 25, 2022 | 5:38pm

An investigation is underway at a penitentiary north of Prince Albert, after a 33-year-old female inmate was declared dead Friday morning at Pine Grove Correctional Centre. In a news release from the RCMP, when the inmate was found unconscious in her cell, Corrections staff called EMS, and initiated life saving procedures. EMS declared the woman […]

Provincial Government introduces new initiative to investigate gang-related activity

Nov 24, 2021 | 9:45am

The provincial government are focusing on gang-related criminal activity with a new policing initiative. The Saskatchewan Trafficking Response Team (STRT) is a specialized intelligence-led enforcement team dedicated to addressing illegal weapons, drugs, and human trafficking. The STRT will be containing 41 permanent employees, including 30 RCMP officers, 6 municipal officers, 2 criminal analysts and 3 […]

Province announces Provincial Protective Services branch

Nov 8, 2021 | 6:28pm

The provincial government believes it will be able to have a smoother streamline of policing with the creation of the Provincial Protective Service Branch. To increase public safety in Saskatchewan, the province is uniting a few policing agencies under one branch. The Provincial Protective Service will include conservation officers, highway patrol, community safety officers, court […]

Executive director for Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team named

Jun 18, 2021 | 2:38pm

Gregory Gudelot has been appointed by the Saskatchewan government to lead the Public Complaints Commission and the new Serious Incident Response Team which is to begin operating this fall and will investigate serious incidents involving Saskatchewan police officers. Gudelot, who is from Saskatchewan,  has been the executive director the Serious Incident Response Team in Alberta […]

Recent survey paints RPS in very positive light

Nov 1, 2020 | 6:31am

Regina Police Chief Evan Bray says an Angus Reid Institute survey which puts his department first amongst 10 different Canadian cities when it comes to the way police are perceived in their community is one that has him feeling proud. The group did an online survey at the end of August in which people across […]

Police policing police: Saskatchewan explores civilian oversight options

Sep 25, 2019 | 8:00pm

The Saskatchewan government is looking at how other provinces handle police oversight after years of being criticized for police policing police, but there’s no timeline for potential changes. It’s one of the only provinces without an independent civilian-led agency that investigates police actions that result in injury or death. Some groups also look at allegations […]