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
Auto Theft Prevention Campaign Launches in Oakville
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023 01:41 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has launched a new initiative to help combat auto thefts in the Town of Oakville.
Aftermarket GPS trackers contribute to the recovery of approximately 40% of stolen vehicles in Oakville, and police hope their broader use will reduce auto thefts and lead to even more recoveries. Project Oxygen encourages residents to place third-party trackers (such as an Apple Air Tag, Tile, Galaxy Smart Tag or Atuvos) inside their vehicles.
Tracker tools utilize technology...
Halton Regional Police Service Releases 2022 Annual Report
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023 11:23 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is pleased to announce that it has released its 2022 Annual Report to members of the public, community partners, and other key stakeholders. The online-only edition is available here or at www.haltonpolice.ca via the top rotating banner, as well as under About Us -> Reports and Publications in the drop-down menu.
Click here to view this year’s Annual Report message from Chief Stephen Tanner.
Launched as part of with Police Week, the report indicates that as the...
Regional Auto Theft Task Force Makes Arrest and Recovers Multiple Vehicles
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023 01:30 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Auto Theft Task Force has recovered 10 vehicles and laid multiple charges after an investigation called “Project VINcent.”
During the course of the investigation, the Task Force identified an organized vehicle theft ring operating in Halton and the Greater Toronto Area. The suspects involved registered ficticious or cloned VINs (Vehicle Identification Numbers) with the MTO. Once the documents were registered, the suspects put the new VINs on stolen...
Arrest Made in Theft From Vehicle Investigation in Burlington
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023 01:18 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest in regards to a theft from vehicle investigation in Burlington.
On May 11, 2023, at approximately 6:30 am, officers attended the area of the Lakeshore Road and Brant Street in Burlington for reports of a suspect checking door handles of vehicles. The suspect was located by police and placed under arrest. Investigation determined that the same individual was responsible for entering vehicles in the Queensway Drive area of Burlington...
Police Make Multiple Arrests after Series of Break-Ins in Burlington
Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 03:18 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made four arrests and recovered a large quantity of stolen items after an investigation into a series of break and enters.
The 3 District (Burlington) Criminal Investigations Bureau has concluded an investigation into a group of thieves responsible for several property thefts in the Aldershot area of west Burlington.
On May 4, 2023, police executed a search warrant at an address in the area of Plains Road and Waterdown Road. Several stolen items...