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?
For media inquiries, please call 905-825-4899 or email CorpComm@haltonpolice.ca.
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
Halton Regional Police Service Launches Enhanced Online Crime Map
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 09:25 AM
To ensure Halton residents continue to have quick and easy access to the latest crime information in their area, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has launched an enhanced version of its Crime Mapping tool on itswww.haltonpolice.cawebsite.
Accessible to PC and mobile users under theNews and Updatestab, the latest Crime Mapping tool offers an at-a-glance snapshot of events by crime type across the region. Key features of the user-friendly tool include:
- The ability to set filters by date,...
Police Warn of Increase in Emergency (Grandparent) Scams
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2022 12:53 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) would like to warn residents of persistent and increasing “emergency scams” occurring across Halton. For reference, between the dates of September 26 and October 3, 2022, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre received 42 emergency scam reports where losses totaled over $520,000. Of the 42 reports, 22 were from Ontario and losses totaled over $115,000. These scams have often been targeting older adults.
In a typical emergency scam scenario,...
Disobey Stop Sign Most Common Charge for 2022 Project Safe Start
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 12:12 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Traffic Services Unit has compiled statistics from this year's Project Safe Start road safety initiative and failing to stop at a stop sign was the most common offence observed by HRPS officers across Halton region.
The Project Safe Start campaign ran from Monday, August 29th, 2022, to Friday September 9th, 2022, and focused on education, awareness and high-visibility enforcement of traffic laws throughout the region.
Over the course of the two-week initiative...
Homicide Investigation in Milton
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 01:14 PM
On Monday September 12, 2022, at approximately 2:50 p.m. the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) responded to multiple reports of a shooting at an auto shop in Milton.
Police attended a business located at 32 Bronte Street South, and found three victims with gunshot wounds. Tragically, 38-year-old Shakeel Ashraf of Milton died at the scene and two other victims were transported to hospital. They remain in critical and serious conditions and police are not releasing their names at this time.
Door to Door Sales Tips
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2022 11:27 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) would like to provide residents with some safety tips for dealing with door-to-door sales attempts.
Door-to-door sales is an in-person technique used to sell products and/ or services. When a stranger comes to your home, it’s important to ensure you protect yourself by being aware and trusting your instincts.
Be extremely cautious who you let into your home. A salesperson or contractor asking to enter your home should be concerning. When...