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
Anniversary of the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act
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,...
Halton Regional Police Service Receives Grant in Support of Anti-Hate Initiative
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022 08:23 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is pleased to announce it has been awarded $1.2 million in funding through the Ministry of the Solicitor General’s Community Safety and Policing Grant. The grant, to be issued over a three-year period, will enhance our ability to combat hate within the region of Halton through the launch of an overarching initiative called: #NoHateInHalton – Promoting Respect, Equity and Inclusivity in Our Community.
Hate- and bias-motivated crimes are an increasing concern...
Shooting in Oakville - April 26, 2022
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 01:35 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is investigating a shooting in the town of Oakville. On April 26, 2022, at approximately 10:20 pm officers responded to the area of Dundas Street West and Hampshire Gate for reports of a single gunshot.
Police located one male victim near the McDonalds restaurant in the area with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The victim’s injuries indicate the weapon may have been a pellet gun.
Police are investigating...
Spike in Catalytic Converter Thefts in Milton & Halton Hills
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 11:25 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) would like to advise residents of an observed spike in catalytic converter thefts.
This trend is being observed across North America however in Halton there has been a particularly large amount of thefts in Milton and Halton Hills. Between March 1 and April 12, 2022, 29 catalytic converters were stolen in 1 District (Milton and Halton Hills).
A significant portion of these thefts are occuring on weekends and almost all of them occur overnight. Thieves are...
Robbery Investigation in Burlington
Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2022 11:52 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau is investigating a robbery that took place at the Burlington Mall (located at 777 Guelph Line).
On April 6, 2022, at approximately 8:00 pm, three suspects entered the Rogers Wireless retail location inside the Burlington Mall and demanded cell phones while one suspect displayed a Conducted Energy Weapon (commonly referred to as a Taser).
The suspects loaded garbage bags with phones and fled in a waiting vehicle (see...