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 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 02:54 PM
On July 25, 2022, at approximately 12:45 pm the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) responded to a robbery at the Pharmasave located at 21 Main Street North in Acton.
Three male suspects described as youths entered the pharmacy wearing masks. The suspects demanded narcotics and cash before fleeing in a 2015 Toyota Corolla. No weapons were seen or used by the suspects.
Shortly after the robbery, police were alerted to a vehicle collision on Regional Road 25, south of No 17 Sideroad. The suspects...
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2022 01:25 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest in connection to a break and enter that took place at the Georgetown Marketplace Mall.
On April 7, 2022, two suspects broke into a lottery kiosk inside the mall after the mall was closed. The suspects stole lottery tickets and attempted to activate them at a nearby convenience store.
On May 3, 2022, a media release was issued requesting assistance in identifying the suspects. One of the suspects was identified with help from the...
Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 01:13 PM
Law enforcement agencies across Ontario are joining together in a provincially funded Guns and Gangs Enforcement Strategy, which will greatly enhance our collective effectiveness in the ongoing battle against guns, gangs and violence throughout the province.
A Guns and Gangs Joint-Forces Operation (JFO) led by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is expected to increase both intelligence sharing and enforcement action. The Guns and Gangs JFO is made possible through a $75.1 million investment announced...
Posted on Monday, July 04, 2022 08:40 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is proud to announce that all its sworn members are now using electronic notes (eNotes).
Notetaking is arguably the most recognizable and key function that a police officer is responsible for and it has remained largely unchanged for over a century. Officially doing away with traditional paper-based notes for notes via smartphones is an important milestone for the HRPS. With more than 750 officers now using eNotes, this is a shift that the Halton community...
Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 05:38 PM
On the 21st of June, 2022 at approximately 1:55pm a cyclist was travelling eastbound on Spruce Avenue in the City of Burlington. The cyclist was struck by a blue Nissan Sentra in the intersection of Spruce Avenue and Starview Road. The cyclist was transported to Hamilton General Hospital with serious injuries. The involved driver remained on scene and is cooperating with the police investigation.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit has since taken carriage of the investigation.