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, October 25, 2023 03:20 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects responsible for a break-in to a home in Oakville.
In recent weeks, Oakville has experienced multiple break-ins of a similar style. Houses that back onto green spaces have been targeted and thieves have gained entry by smashing the rear sliding glass door. The suspects have been stealing jewelry, high-end clothing, and cash. The break-ins have been occurring during the day and through the...
Posted on Monday, October 23, 2023 11:25 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has identified an auto theft trend taking place in the region of Halton elsewhere throughout the GTA and is issuing a warning and updated theft prevention tips for residents.
The HRPS has seen a spike in thefts where thieves break into a home and target keys of high-end automobiles parked in the driveway. Most often, thieves are looking for unlocked doors; however, in some cases, suspects have broken windows or forced doors open to gain entry and grab...
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 03:48 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest and laid multiple charges in connection to a series of hate-motivated offences in Oakville.
Over the past several months, the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau has been investigating a series of anti-2SLGBTQI+ messages and slurs spray painted onto buildings, and imagery such as swastikas carved into windows and mirrors.
The locations where this damage occurred includes two churches, a public library, a public school, and a local...
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 11:25 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest and laid charges in relation to a sexual assault investigation involving a fitness trainer in Georgetown.
On October 16, 2023, Jeffrey Babister (53) of Milton was arrested. He has been charged with one count of Sexual Assault and one count of Sexual Interference.
The offences took place at the Fitness Cave Fitness Studio in Georgetown where the accused works as a trainer. Investigators believe there may be additional victims and are...
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 11:04 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is issuing a warning to residents about a home repair fraud operating in the region.
The fraud involves contractors travelling door-to-door selling services that are unsolicited by a consumer. These services include but are not limited to chimney repair, general masonry work, step and driveway repairs and general debris cleaning or roof repairs and waterproofing.
The suspect may provide a quote with prices lower than market value and once a deal is...