Overview of Regina Police Service Budget Increases

In my call for feedback on the Citizen Budget tool, several residents urged Council to cut the Regina Police Service budget. Ultimately the RPS budget is approved by the Regina Board of Police Commissioners, which includes the Mayor and Council members. Between 2006 and 2016, the RPS received average annual budget increases of 5.4%, or about $3.2 million. Meanwhile, the City’s overall budget increased by an average of 6.4% over the same period.

 

 

Historical Budget Increases: Regina Police Service

Year

RPS Gross

Budget Increase

Percent change

2006

47,858,600

2,529,900

5.6%

2007

49,503,400

1,644,800

3.4%

2008

52,822,900

3,319,500

6.7%

2009

55,717,300

2,894,400

5.5%

2010

59,434,300

3,717,000

6.7%

2011

62,794,000

3,359,700

5.7%

2012

65,733,600

2,939,600

4.7%

2013

69,205,500

3,471,900

5.3%

2014

73,046,900

3,841,400

5.6%

2015

76,920,200

3,873,300

5.3%

2016

80,837,800

3,917,600

5.1%

 

Historical Budget Increases: City of Regina

Year

City Regina Budget

City Regina Budget Increase

% Change

2006

$211,583,900

$9,713,300

4.6%

2007

$220,864,300

$9,280,400

4.2%

2008

$235,667,800

$14,803,500

6.3%

2009

$256,044,100

$20,376,300

8.0%

2010

$268,941,900

$12,897,800

4.8%

2011

$287,018,900

$18,077,000

6.3%

2012

$312,577,700

$25,558,800

8.2%

2013

$340,883,300

$28,305,600

8.3%

2014

$371,162,500

$30,279,200

8.2%

2015

$397,434,500

$26,272,000

6.6%

2016

$419,072,500

$21,638,000

5.2%