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, December 07, 2022 10:20 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest in relation to a shooting in Burlington.
On December 5, 2022, at approximately 8:40 am, two suspects forced their way into a condo unit in the area of Dundas Street and Sutton Drive in Burlington. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun. There were two occupants in the condo at the time. The suspects were confronted by one of the occupants of the condo and an altercation ensued. During the incident a gunshot was fired. ...
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 11:10 AM
Numbers continue to increase as 121 children identified, 107 people charged
Hundreds of charges have been laid across Ontario, a snapshot of the work done by investigators and analysts that make up the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet (Provincial Strategy).
The results of the investigations completed in October, named Project MAVERICK, were announced in a video release showcasing members of the Provincial Strategy. During the month,...
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 11:50 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is pleased to announce the successful training of a new Police Service Dog (PSD).
On Friday December 2, 2022, the new K9 will be deployed into active duty. Handled by Constable Matt Volaric, the dog is trained as a general patrol and a drug and firearm detection K9.
Media are invited to take photos and meet the newest member of the HRPS family.
Earlier this week, Police Service Dog, Arrow, began his will deserved retirement after 8 years of service....
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2022 11:03 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service has identified the victim of this homicide as 31-year-old Jerwin Belmonte (see attached photos). Belmonte is a resident of Edmonton Alberta, who had recently re-located to Toronto. Belmonte was last seen alive in the area of Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue East in Toronto on the 26th of November 2022.
Investigators are appealing to individuals who may have had contact with Belmonte on or prior to November 26th or those that may have information...
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 11:38 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has laid charges in connection with a homicide investigation in Milton.
On Wednesday November 23, 2022, 40-year-old Asad Rasheed of Milton was charged with second degree murder.
He has been remanded into custody pending a court appearance on November 28, 2022.
The Halton Regional Police Service would like to extend sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time. At the request of the family, police will...