Resource Officer Program

Looking for a career in Police Services?

Check this out!

You are welcome to visit our Resource Officer in the Student Services Centre. The Resource Officer is here to assist students with concerns and problems, as well as help them understand the role of a police officer and the individual's responsibility to the community, the law and its enforcement.

 

The School Resource Officer Program

The Regina Police Service's first formal involvement with the Regina Board of Education began in 1949 with the elementary schools. In 1978 Thom Collegiate became the first high school to have a resource officer. The School Resource Officer Program then expanded to a total of thirteen officers in 1996. Each officer was assigned to a high school and the neighbouring elementary schools.
The current school resource officer at Thom Collegiate is Cst. Krawetz. Resource officers are assigned to a school for a 3 to 5 year period. Officers must apply and compete for available School Resource Officer positions when they become available.
Cst. Krawetz may be contacted by calling the main office at Thom Collegiate 523-3600 or e-mail Cst. Krawetz

Duties of a School Resource Officer

There are a wide variety of duties performed by School Resource Officers including:

  • Participation as a resource person in classroom discussions, assemblies, with parents, etc.
  • Prevention of crime through close contact with students and school personnel
  • Interpretation of the law and assisting students with legal problems
  • Assisting in dealing with all police-related problems concerning the school and carrying out of appropriate investigations
  • Ensuring that victims of crime or circumstance receive the appropriate assistance from the appropriate resource

 

 

Resource Officers provide presentations on:

 

  • Halloween Safety (K - 4)
  • Streetproofing (K - 4)
  • Drug Awareness (4 - 8)
  • Elmer Traffic Safety (K - 1)
  • Young Offenders Act (4 - 12)
  • Law Class (Grade 12)
  • Drivers’ Ed Class
  • Bullying Lecture (3 - 8)
  • School Safety Patrol

 

Thinking about being a Police Officer?

If you think a career as a Police Officer is challenging, interesting and rewarding - Surprise - you're not alone!

Many other young people are having the same thought and they will be competing against you for positions available.

What is going to be the difference between those who are successful and those who are not? PREPARATION! Those chosen few will have taken the time to prepare for their future.

What Should You Do?

  • Stay in school. Grade 12 sounds nice; however, post secondary is more impressive and many of your competitors will have at least some post secondary education.
  • Obtain high marks-study-make a commitment to learning. Take an interest in reading (the world opens up when you read).
  • Apply yourself to your English classes. Your writing skills, spelling and transcribing your thought will be evaluated and are critical components of this occupation.
  • Stay in good physical shape by running and exercising. This builds you physically; emotionally, it builds your confidence and provides better health. Don't smoke.
  • Be a leader, not a follower. All of your decisions should be based on good moral reasoning. Will your actions hinder your chances of becoming a Police Officer? If you become a positive leader in your community, you will not have time to get in trouble with the law. You can make sound logical decisions.
  • If you drink, don't drive. Always respect alcohol; don't make it a problem in your life!
  • Your morals, values and attitude will be closely monitored; therefore, wise decisions are in order.
  • A valid driver's license with a good driving record is advisable.
  • Always be prepared, as Standard First Aid and Level "C" CPR are required. It's better to have them now, just in case.
  • Do not get into any conflicts with the law. Always question your actions: "Will these actions hinder my chances of becoming a Police Officer?"

For more information, contact:

The Regina Police Service
Recruiting Officer
1717 Osler Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 3W3
Phone: (306) 777-6629