REGINA – More than 2,500 young people packed into the Brandt Centre for the annual Regina Police Service showcase, where they got an up close and personal look at what members do each day.
“Generally we get a lot of TV shows that highlight police activity. People tend to have a certain view of what police do, but this is an opportunity for them to really have a conversation with some of these people, and understand in reality what some of these sections do,” said Sheree Ortman, Regina Police Service Inspector.
Another important part of the showcase is to shine a spotlight on those who work hand in hand with the RPS each day – that includes the Canadian Border Services, as well as school resource officers.
While it’s fun and games here at the showcase, the RPS does want the public to remember the dangers of being on the frontline are very real.
“You never really know what you’re going to get on a day-to-day basis, so the danger is always there,” said Ortman.
The Regina Police Service is one of many partners the city is working with to reduce crime. Crime prevention week wraps up on Sunday, May 31st.