The Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety is providing $5.03 million through the Municipal Police Grants program for 40 Regina Police Service positions in 2021-2022. This is an increase of $86,000 from last year.
The funding for Regina supports the continued delivery of targeted policing initiatives, such as the Police and Crisis Team (PACT), which comprises police officers and mental health workers who provide an integrated and coordinated response to persons experiencing mental health crisis in the community.
Funding also supports one new member for the Crime Reduction Team, which gathers intelligence on street gangs and gang associates and the Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) program, which is dedicated to the investigation of child exploitation.
SGI is also providing $900,000 for five positions as part of the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan initiative.
The Ministry of Corrections and Policing provides funds to police services across Saskatchewan through the Municipal Police Grants program to support 133 municipal police positions and targeted policing initiatives.
NOTE: This story has been corrected when it comes to what the funding will be used for.