The City of Regina has confirmed early talks have begun to potentially find a new home for the Regina Police Service.
A variety of options are on the table, including a move right across the street from the service’s current headquarters to the former Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) building.
“It may be close to the police service but it’s a long way away in terms of a decision,” explained Mayor Michael Fougere Tuesday on the 980 CJME Morning Show.
“Being downtown in the centre of the city is optically the best place to be, but again you look at (other) opportunities as well.”
He said those options could include retrofitting another existing building aside from the old STC bus depot, or looking into a brand new building.
Either way, Fougere said it would be an improvement from the current situation. Right now the police service offices are scattered across the city over seven buildings.
“That really hurts efficiencies,” Fougere commented.
The mayor said the possibility of moving police headquarters to the STC building is simply a theoretical discussion at this point and it’s still too early to say what could happen in the future.