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, September 07, 2022 10:03 AM
On September 6, 2022, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) responded to the area of Aldershot High School after receiving several calls regarding a male suspect driving around the area sexually propositioning high-school aged females. The incidents occurred in the afternoon and a description of the suspect and the vehicle he was driving was provided to police.
The vehicle being utilized by the suspect was a 2013 black, 4-door Volkswagen Jetta.
At approximately 3:20 pm, officers attended...
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2022 02:35 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made a pair of arrests and laid multiple charges after a sexual assault investigation in Oakville.
On August 31, 2022, investigators with the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) Unit arrested Zaid Darkhabani (24) of Oakville. He has been charged with the following:
- Sexual Assault
- Fail to Comply with Release Order
On September 1, 2022, Ahmad Amiri (28) of Oakville was also arrested. He has been charged with the following:
- Sexual Assault
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2022 12:42 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Human Trafficking Unit has charged a male in connection with a human trafficking investigation.
The investigation was initiated in August, 2022, and on September 1, 2022, investigators arrested 29-year-old Ryan Gentles of Vaughan.
He has been charged with the following offences:
- Trafficking in Persons
- Material Benefit resulting from trafficking in persons
- Material benefit from sex services
- Exercising control, direction, or influence over...
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 11:35 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest and laid charges after a sexual assault investigation in Acton.
On August 24, 2022, police were called to an address in Acton. HRPS officers attended and following an investigation, arrested 28-year-old Magdy Ibrahim of Mississauga (see attached photo). He has been charged with the following:
- Sexual Assault
- Criminal Harassment
The victim in this occurrence is a female youth. Police believe there may be additional victims.
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 08:00 AM
Critical Communication Networks Essential
Canada’s award-winning Public Safety Broadband Network Innovation Alliance’s (PIA) development of a dedicated, fail-safe communication system for first responders continues to attract international attention. Yesterday, the PIA met with a delegation from Sweden in Halton region to discuss its governance and operating models.
In the digital age, ensuring that first responders have continuous access to broadband communications has emerged as an important...