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, June 29, 2022 09:44 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) will be hosting a bicycle registration event for members of the community on July 6, 2022.
Anyone who has returned to where they parked their bicycle, only to discover a cut lock, understands the frustration and impact of having their bicycle stolen. More often than Police would like to see, when a bicycle is recovered, we are often unable to identify its owner.
That is where 529 Garage comes in. 529 Garage is a digital registration app that seeks...
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2022 09:00 AM
Country’s first and only not-for-profit Public Safety Broadband Network governance association and PSBN operator joins the global critical communications sector representative organisation
Tuesday 7 June 2022: Underlining the importance of sharing knowledge and experience as critical broadband becomes a reality, Canada’s Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN) Innovation Alliance has announced its membership of TCCA (The Critical Communication Association). TCCA is the global representative organisation...
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 04:41 PM
On May 31, 2022, at 2:30 pm, the Halton Regional Police Service received reports of a male with a firearm at the South Campus of White Oaks Secondary School in Oakville. At the time of the report, it was not known if the weapon was real or a replica.
White Oaks Secondary School was placed on Lockdown and nearby schools were placed in Hold and Secures.
Officers completed an extensive search of White Oaks Secondary School and the surrounding area. A 16-year old male was located on school property and...
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:18 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is pleased to announce it has been awarded funding to expand its Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Teams through the Ministry of the Solicitor General’s (the Ministry) Mobile Crisis Response Teams Enhancement Grant.
The HRPS is among 28 Police Services that have received grant funding through the Ministry to increase their existing capacity to respond to mental health crisis calls.
Through this funding, the HRPS is able to expand its Mobile Crisis Rapid Response...
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2022 09:59 AM
This year, Halton Regional Police Service officers have already responded to 150 suspected overdoses involving either illicit substances, prescription drugs and/or over-the-counter medications. Of those, 18 people did not survive. If this trend in fatal and non-fatal drug poisonings continues, we anticipate responding to 445 overdoses by the end of the year, with the potential to lose more than 50 lives. We share these numbers recognizing that they represent family members, neighbours, loved ones,...