Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Corrections Training Facility to Open at RCMP Depot in Regina

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Corrections Training Facility to Open at RCMP Depot in Regina

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New corrections training facility to open

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REGINA - A new facility in Regina gives corrections workers a taste of life on the job.

Housed at RCMP Depot division, the facility is where all new workers with Corrections Services Canada will come for training from across the country.

They will spend 12 weeks in and out of the classroom.

The staff trainers can role-play scenarios like fights and lockdowns in cells, gyms, kitchens and screening rooms all designed like actual prisons.

The facility is not only designed like an actual prison but comes equipped with all the necessary tools to simulate as much as possible; the PA system plays fire alarms, the sounds of riots and a noisy eating area.

Prior to this new facility opening, recruits were trained by region and that sometimes created differences in how they would handle certain situations. …

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