Earlier this week, the Estevan Police Service released its quarter one report, which outlines police activity and results from the first quarter of 2023. 

Estevan Police Chief Rich Lowen said the service is making this information available to the public in an effort to be more transparent.

"This is the first time we're actually measuring some specific data that we can report to the public," Lowen said. "Things like vehicle inspections we've done, the quantities that we've seized, the hours we spent in training...that's some of the data I wanted to get out to the public so they're aware of what the police service is doing."

"This is the first time we've actually put it together in the forms of quarterly reports for the public. This is all guided towards the specific targets that we do for the community, from community safety to illicit drug strategy."

The report is posted on the EPS website here.

"It's 100 per cent being transparent. I want the public to be able to see the work that's being done by their police service, so that they know what we're working on, so they know how many times we've done things, so they know the training hours that have been spent, so they know they're getting a good quality professional service. And that's what we're here for, to give them a good service," Lowen said.

The quarter two report will be released this summer.