Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

September 10, 2007 13:15 ET

Canada's New Government Announces $10 Million for the Canadian Police Research Centre

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2007) - The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety Canada, today announced that Canada's New Government is providing $10 million to support the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC)'s work in policing and public safety science and technology, and to establish its base in Regina.

"Our government is once again taking action to give our law enforcement agencies the tools and resources they need to fulfill their important duties," said Minister Day. "This investment will help to equip police, firefighter and paramedic services with the best knowledge, tools and technologies to keep Canadians safe."

Management of the CPRC is being assumed by Defence Research and Development Canada, an agency of the Department of National Defence.

"Defence Research and Development Canada is pleased to assume management of the Canadian Police Research Centre," said the Honourable Peter Mackay, Minister of National Defence. "Our participation in such initiatives not only allows us to exchange new technical knowledge and expertise, but also demonstrates our ability to cooperate with our colleagues in government and law enforcement to protect all Canadians."

"This is a good news story for Regina and for the CPRC. This new centre will bring more jobs and an even higher concentration of policing experts to our community," said Andrew Scheer, Member of Parliament for Regina - Qu'Appelle. "Regina is an ideal location for the Centre due to the other police services here."

"I am very pleased to welcome the CPRC to Regina," said Mayor Pat Fiacco. "Having the Centre here will create opportunities for innovation and cooperation between Regina's academic, private sector, and policing communities, and will contribute significantly to our vision of a Regina-based security cluster."

The CPRC will work in partnership with Canada's policing community, the private sector and the broader science and technology community.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
    Minister of Public Safety
    Melisa Leclerc
    Director of Communications
    613-991-2863
    or
    Public Safety Canada
    Media Relations
    613-991-0657