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, August 30, 2022 08:00 AM
Critical Communication Networks Essential
Canada’s award-winning Public Safety Broadband Network Innovation Alliance’s (PIA) development of a dedicated, fail-safe communication system for first responders continues to attract international attention. Yesterday, the PIA met with a delegation from Sweden in Halton region to discuss its governance and operating models.
In the digital age, ensuring that first responders have continuous access to broadband communications has emerged as an important...
Posted on Monday, August 29, 2022 06:31 PM
On Monday, August 29, 2022, at approximately 10:30 am, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) received a call from witnesses reporting multiple persons in distress in the water of Lake Ontario at Coronation Park in Oakville.
The HRPS Marine Unit attended, located and rescued a 10-year-old boy from the water. The boy was physically unharmed but taken to hospital for precautionary reasons.
Oakville Fire and Halton EMS also attended the scene, and a young adult female was pulled from the water...
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2022 09:43 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is looking for assistance from the public in identifying the driver of a motorcycle who failed to stop for police.
On August 10, 2022, an HRPS officer was conducting proactive patrols in the Millcroft area of Burlington, as a result of recent traffic complaints. At approximately 3:00 pm, a motorcycle was observed speeding, weaving back and forth and not stopping at a stop sign in the area of Sarazen Drive and Couples Crescent. The officer attempted...
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022 09:30 AM
As the youth of Halton region prepare to head back to school, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is once again getting ready to launch Project Safe Start.
This will be the 15th year the HRPS has conducted this homegrown campaign, which focuses on education, awareness and high-visibility enforcement of traffic laws throughout Halton region. Project Safe Start 2022 will run between Monday, August 29 and Friday, September 9, 2022.
Every road user in Halton plays a critical role in road safety....
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 10:59 AM
Following the post-mortem examination, the victim of the homicide in Oakville on August 19, 2022, has been identified as 27- year-old Arman Dhillon of Alberta (see attached photo provided by family).
Further to the original release, the suspect vehicle in this homicide has been identified as a white Acura MDX that was set on fire on Addingham Crescent in east Oakville on August 19, 2022.
Investigators are appealing to any witnesses, and property owners that may have surveillance video...