Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police

The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police
 is proud to present

of the Regina Police Service

With the

life Time Achievement

Chief Johnston came to the Regina Police Service in September 1998, following seventeen years of policing in Calgary.  In addition to operational experience in District Policing and the Homicide Unit, his service in Calgary included positions as the Executive Officer and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Calgary Police Association.

Chief Johnston continually improved services to the community of Regina.  In 1998, Regina’s crime rate and calls for service were among the country’s highest.  Through numerous creative and innovative initiatives, Regina’s crime rate in 2006 was at its lowest in nearly two decades.

Chief Johnston’s goal was to strengthen police relations and promote community participation.  He held positions on the Regina Crime Prevention Commission and the Regional Intersectoral Committee, and was the driving force behind the creation of the Regina Inner City Community Partnership, dedicated to reducing crime and improving their quality of life.

Chief Johnston established the Regina Community Cadet Corps to bring young people together with police officers and community leaders in order to help strengthen respect for themselves and others, and to become leaders in their communities.   An Elders Advisory Council was created to ensure communication is enhanced and strong relationships forged.  The Treaty Four Citizens Police Academy was created in partnership with the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council and the Saskatchewan Police College to help young First Nations people overcome the barriers to careers in policing.

Chief Johnston has served policing extremely well and the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police would like to recognize his accomplishments by awarding him with the Life Time Achievement Award for 2007.




Chief  Dale McFee
President, Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police