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, December 29, 2022 10:53 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is requesting the public’s assistance in a hit and run collision investigation.
On Wednesday December 21, 2022, between 5:00 pm and 5:20 pm a male victim and his dog were struck by a vehicle while crossing the street at the intersection of Taunton Road and Oak Park Boulevard in Oakville. The vehicle did not stop at the scene and has not been located.
The male suffered injuries that were treated in hospital and the dog was also injured and fled from the...
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2022 11:54 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has announced a new campaign to raise awareness and combat an increase in Emergency or Grandparent Scams being seen across the region.
The HRPS has developed a new poster that will soon be on display at most major banks in the Halton region (see attached signage). The poster is designed to serve as a warning to potential victims attending their banks to withdraw funds. It outlines some of the common scenarios fraudsters are using to convince victims to...
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 about his...
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2022 09:56 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service is investigating a shooting that occurred overnight in Oakville. On November 17, 2022, at approximately 4:00 am, a group of male suspects (undetermined how many) approached the victim who was in his vehicle in an underground parking lot in the area of Bishops Gate and Pilgrims Way in Oakville (see attached map of area). The suspects attempted to get into the vehicle before the victim was able to drive away. As the victim fled the underground parking lot,...
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2022 03:41 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service and its members are deeply saddened by yesterday's passing of Retired Chief James (Jim) Harding.
Chief Harding was hired by the Halton Regional Police Service in 1979. He remained with the Service until his retirement in 1994. Chief Harding was a pioneer leader whose contributions shaped our Service and the policing profession.
We will miss him greatly. Our hearts and thoughts are with the Harding family.Media Inquiries:
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