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 Monday, October 02, 2023 01:31 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) – Firearms and Weapons Amnesty began June 1, 2023, and has provided individuals and businesses residing or operating in the Region of Halton with an opportunity to surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons and/or ammunition to the HRPS without the repercussions of criminal charges.
To date, the responsible residents and business owners in Halton have surrendered numerous firearms, ammunition and a myriad of other weapons totaling (see...
Posted on Monday, October 02, 2023 01:20 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has laid charges against three drivers after a stunt driving incident on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville.
On Thursday September 21, 2023, at approximately 11 pm a group of motorcycles and cars slowed and eventually stopped traffic on the westbound QEW near Ford Drive. The vehicles then performed stunt driving manoeuvres by travelling at high speeds and weaving through traffic and onto the shoulder of the road. The group then exited the QEW in...
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 12:19 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Regional Auto Theft Task Force has recovered multiple stolen vehicles and disrupted an organized auto theft network operating in the GTA.
On September 8, 2023, HRPS officers executed a search warrant at a shipping business located in Orangeville. Five stolen vehicles were recovered at this location and recovered by police (see photos attached to this media release).
Police also recovered two stolen vehicles in Newmarket related to this investigation. At...
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023 10:04 AM
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This International Overdose Awareness Day, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is releasing its year-to-date statistics and are reminding the public about the important steps they should take to help reduce the chance of experiencing a fatal overdose.
Rates of overdose and opioid-related harm continue to increase in Halton and nationwide. To date, HRPS officers have responded to more than...
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2023 10:19 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service – 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect involved in a Georgetown robbery.
On July 2, 2023, at approximately 7:15 am, a male suspect entered the Walmart located at 300 Guelph Street in Georgetown. The suspect was standing near a glass cabinet that had been unlocked by a staff member and contained Nintendo video games. A struggle ensued between the suspect and staff member as the suspect...