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, February 07, 2024 03:28 PM
***UPDATE*** February 7, 2024 Stolen Vehicles Sent to Dubai Recovered by Halton Police
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Regional Auto Theft Task Force in partnership with Canada Border Services Agency has recovered four stolen vehicles that were sent to Dubai.
The stolen vehicles were amongst numerous that were initially flagged as part of a 2023 investigation (see initial release below). While multiple vehicles were previously recovered, authorities were unable to have two shipping...
Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2024 12:01 PM
On Wednesday February 7, 2024, members of the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) and Halton Hills Fire Department responded to a fire at a residential address on Victoria Street in Georgetown.
Members of the Halton Hills Fire Department removed one occupant from the home who was tragically pronounced deceased at the scene. The fire destroyed two semi-detached dwellings.
HRPS officers have since arrested and charged an adult male who was the common law partner of the decedent. He...
Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2024 08:28 AM
A man convicted for a 2016 sexual assault in Burlington has been found to be a Dangerous Offender.
On February 12, 2021, 42-year-old Vezio Cardullo, pled guilty to Sexual Assault Cause Bodily Harm, Overcome Resistance by Choking, and Uttering Threats. Following his conviction, a Dangerous Offender Application process began, and was finally concluded on Friday, January 26, 2024, finding Cardullo to be a Dangerous Offender.
The designation of Dangerous Offender is reserved for Canada's most...
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2024 03:54 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) launched an investigation after a suspicious package was found at the Bronte GO Station in Oakville.
On February 6, 2024, at approximately 5:30 am, police were called to the station after a witness observed the package on a platform near the tracks.
Police worked with representatives from Metrolinx and an area of the Go Station was cordoned off while the HRPS Explosive Disposal Unit investigated the nature of the parcel. The station was reopened by police...
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2024 11:39 AM
As part of its ongoing response to the opioid crisis facing Halton and beyond, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is further expanding its lifesaving naloxone kit distribution program to include select frontline officers and support personnel who work closely with those at risk of drug poisoning.
Beginning on February 6th, those assigned to the Service’s Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT), Community Mobilization Officers, and support workers will be part of a new pilot program...