Our Media Relations Officers are the official spokespersons for the Halton Regional Police Service and act as the primary liaisons between the police service and the media.
Communications for emergency and major incidents
Whenever feasible, the Halton Regional Police Service will provide information to the public on emergencies and major incidents. Such information is released through direct notification to media agencies and postings to our website and Twitter account. If necessary, the information will include alert or warning messages and instructions.
The immediate release of information will be dependent on public, victim and officer safety concerns as well as investigative integrity.
Are you a member of a media outlet and have an inquiry?
Hours of availability are Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm.
For after hours requests, please contact the on-duty Staff Sergeant for each district.
Oakville: 905-825-4777 ext. 2210
Burlington: 905-825-4777 ext. 2310
Milton and Halton Hills: 905-825-4777 ext. 2410
Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 01:15 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is seeking the public’s assistance is locating a missing Oakville boy.
Jarrel Harris (13) of Oakville was last seen on foot in the morning on September 26, 2022 in the area of W.H. Morden Public school at 180 Morden Road in Oakville.
Jarrel is described as:
- Approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 130 pounds (skinny build)
- Having short, curly dark brown hair
- Wearing a blue or black hoodie, black jeans, a black winter vest, black bandana and black...
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 12:12 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Traffic Services Unit has compiled statistics from this year's Project Safe Start road safety initiative and failing to stop at a stop sign was the most common offence observed by HRPS officers across Halton region.
The Project Safe Start campaign ran from Monday, August 29th, 2022, to Friday September 9th, 2022, and focused on education, awareness and high-visibility enforcement of traffic laws throughout the region.
Over the course of the two-week initiative...
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2022 08:10 AM
On September 23, 2022, Halton Regional Police Service officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of McCraney Street and Sewell Drive in Oakville. As a result of an investigation, Mohammed Shaikh (53) of Oakville was charged with operation while impaired and blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.
On September 23, 2022, Halton Regional Police Service officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. initiative in the area of Plains Road East and Waterdown Road in Burlington. As a result...
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2022 02:33 PM
In July of 2022, the Halton Regional Police Service – 2 District Street Crime Unit initiated a drug trafficking investigation after identifying a suspected drug trafficker in the Town of Oakville. Through the course of the investigation, officers observed the suspect conduct numerous drug transactions within Halton and across the GTA.
On September 20, 2022, investigators arrested the suspect in Burlington. Ifennacho Egwuenu (35) of has been charged with:
- Possession for the Purpose...
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2022 02:04 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest and laid multiple charges after a lengthy investigation into a suspected chop-shop operation in Burlington.
On Tuesday September 20, 2022, officers with the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau executed a search warrant at Empire Auto Parts on Brant Street in Burlington. Investigators with the assistance of Equite Association (formerly Insurance Bureau of Canada) have spent three days combing through the large two-story warehouse to...