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 16, 2022 09:56 AM
The Public Safety Broadband Innovation Alliance (PIA) congratulates and thanks the Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Ministers responsible for Emergency Management on releasing the Temporary National Coordination Office (TNCO) report A Public Safety Broadband Network for Canada.
The PIA, a not-for-profit organization that represents over 65 first responder, public safety, and innovative industry organizations, is proud to have contributed to the development of the TNCO report. There...
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2022 03:15 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is investigating a suspicious fire in Burlington.
On August 11, 2022, at approximately 9:30 pm police and Burlington Fire were called to a commercial property on Sumach Drive. At the time of police arrival, several motorhomes (RVs) parked at the property were found to be on fire.
Burlington Fire were able to extinguish the flames quickly and no physical injuries were sustained as a result of the fire however damage is estimated to be in excess of $500, 000.
Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 09:40 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is issuing a warning to residents about a home repair fraud believed to be operating in the region.
Police believe these suspects may be intentionally targeting older adults.
The fraud involves contractors travelling door-to-door selling services that are unsolicited by a consumer. The suspect will provide quotes with prices lower than market value and once a deal is reached, will request a large cash payment. Based on complaints, initial...
Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2022 12:04 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is launching a new Electronic Tickets, or ‘eTickets’, pilot project in its 3 District (Burlington) on August 9, 2022.
Officers in the 3 District Response Unit, which focuses on Traffic Enforcement, will pilot the project, with the District Response Units in 1 District (Milton/Halton Hills) and 2 District (Oakville) joining the pilot in early fall 2022. The HRPS expects to have eTickets adopted by all frontline officers by early 2023.
Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2022 02:16 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is pleased to announce that Halton region has maintained its position of having the lowest Crime Severity Index (CSI) of all Canadian municipalities with a population of 100,000 or more. In comparison to Ontario’s ‘Big 12’ police services, the HRPS also achieved the highest Weighted Clearance Rate (WCR) at 48.70 per cent.
This data is reported in Statistics Canada’s annual report on crime in Canada. The report provides a detailed overview of crime statistics...