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
#ItCanWaitHalton – Distracted Driving Campaign Returns November 1-12, 2021
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2021 08:15 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS), in partnership with Halton Region, are launching the fourth edition of the #ItCanWaitHalton distracted driving campaign this November.
The two-week campaign will launch today, Monday, November 1, 2021 and run until Friday, November 12, 2021. The campaign will focus on educating residents about the risks associated with distracted driving and will also include enhanced enforcement of distracted driving legislation.
Distracted driving is an...
Suspect to Identify in Oakville Sexual Assault
Posted on Saturday, October 23, 2021 09:45 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male responsible for a sexual assault that occurred on a narrow pedestrian walkway between Whilabout Terrace and Burloak Drive, in the Town of Oakville.
On Thursday, October 7, 2021, at approximately 3:15 p.m., the victim was walking along the pedestrian walkway in the above area and was approached by the suspect. The suspect tried to engage the victim in conversation, and then he pulled her to the ground and sexually...
PUBLIC ALERT - Overnight Cluster of Overdoses
Posted on Friday, October 22, 2021 11:30 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service is issuing a Public Alert after responding to five non-fatal, unintentional overdoses overnight (October 21-22, 2021).
This is the largest cluster of suspected overdose-related calls since the beginning of the pandemic. In the month of October, we have attended 33 overdoses; 13 in the past week alone.
Four of the drug poisonings occurred in Oakville and one occurred in Burlington.
Fentanyl is believed/known to have been involved...
HRPS Unveils Black Heritage Police Cruiser Designed by Community Group
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2021 02:30 PM
On Thursday August 26, 2021, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Black Internal Support Network and community partners gathered at Police Headquarters to unveil the HRPS Black Heritage Police Cruiser.
The cruiser design was conceived by the Queen of Heaven Catholic Elementary School’s Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity (iDARE) Committee, comprised of Bonnie Wiltshire, Valerie Nelson, Sokomba Effiong, Gabriella Ball, Margaret Keats, Andrea Domenico, Jane Thomas, and Amos Olujide. The...
Project Safe Start 2021 to Launch Across Halton Next Month
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 02:15 PM
As children prepare to head back to school, the Halton Regional Police Service is once again getting ready to launch Project Safe Start. This will be the 14th year the Service has conducted their homegrown campaign, which focuses on education, awareness and high-visibility enforcement of traffic laws throughout Halton region.
Project Safe Start 2021 will run betweenMonday, August 30andFriday, September 10, 2021.
It is important to remember driving safely is your priority:
- Drive at a safe speed....