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 Thursday, May 25, 2023 09:52 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has identified an auto theft trend taking place in Oakville and is issuing some updated theft prevention tips for residents.
The HRPS is investigating six occurrences since May 19 (2023) of a similar nature. In these thefts, the thieves target the keys of high-end vehicles that are parked in the driveway. Most often thieves are looking for unlocked doors to houses in order to grab keys hanging near the front door. However, in one case the suspects did...
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 09:17 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) will commence its next Firearms and Weapons Amnesty on Thursday, June 1, 2023.
The latest Amnesty provides individuals and businesses residing or operating in the Region of Halton with an opportunity to surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons and/or ammunition to the HRPS without the worry of being charged for having them.
“This Amnesty enables everyone to play a role in helping make our community safer,” said Superintendent Al Albano. “By...
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 11:17 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) – Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male responsible for the sexual assault of an Oakville woman.
On Saturday, May 20, 2023, at approximately 10:30 am, the victim was walking in the area of Sandpiper Road and Fourth Line in Oakville when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male. The victim fell to the ground and the suspect left the area on foot. No physical injuries were reported.
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023 01:41 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has launched a new initiative to help combat auto thefts in the Town of Oakville.
Aftermarket GPS trackers contribute to the recovery of approximately 40% of stolen vehicles in Oakville, and police hope their broader use will reduce auto thefts and lead to even more recoveries. Project Oxygen encourages residents to place third-party trackers (such as an Apple Air Tag, Tile, Galaxy Smart Tag or Atuvos) inside their vehicles.
Tracker tools utilize technology...
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023 11:23 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is pleased to announce that it has released its 2022 Annual Report to members of the public, community partners, and other key stakeholders. The online-only edition is available here or at www.haltonpolice.ca via the top rotating banner, as well as under About Us -> Reports and Publications in the drop-down menu.
Click here to view this year’s Annual Report message from Chief Stephen Tanner.
Launched as part of with Police Week, the report indicates that as the...