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 Thursday, August 04, 2022 12:04 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is launching a new Electronic Tickets, or ‘eTickets’, pilot project in its 3 District (Burlington) on August 9, 2022.
Officers in the 3 District Response Unit, which focuses on Traffic Enforcement, will pilot the project, with the District Response Units in 1 District (Milton/Halton Hills) and 2 District (Oakville) joining the pilot in early fall 2022. The HRPS expects to have eTickets adopted by all frontline officers by early 2023.
Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2022 02:16 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is pleased to announce that Halton region has maintained its position of having the lowest Crime Severity Index (CSI) of all Canadian municipalities with a population of 100,000 or more. In comparison to Ontario’s ‘Big 12’ police services, the HRPS also achieved the highest Weighted Clearance Rate (WCR) at 48.70 per cent.
This data is reported in Statistics Canada’s annual report on crime in Canada. The report provides a detailed overview of crime statistics...
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2022 12:26 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is appealing for information after a home was severely vandalized in Oakville.
On July 22, 2022, police were called to a house located at the intersection of Third Line and Hixon Street. Residents of the home had returned from a night away to find their entire house flooded and their property vandalized.
Unknown suspect(s) climbed onto the roof of the home and placed a garden hose into a vent above the attached garage and turned the water on. It is estimated...
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 02:22 AM
On Tuesday July 26, 2022, shortly after 9:00 pm, a 32 year old Mississauga resident was driving his BMW SUV northbound on 4th Line, south of Britannia Road. He lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver suffered fatal injuries and was declared deceased at the scene.
Members of the HRPS Collision Reconstruction Unit attended and took carriage of the investigation. The scene investigation was assisted by the expertise of Crime Scene and...
Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 04:28 PM
On Tuesday July 26th, 2022 at approximately 9:00 AM a 24 year old Milton resident driving a Mazda 3 suffered serious injury during a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Trafalgar Road and Hornby Road in Milton. She was transported to Sunnybrook Hospital for emergency treatment. Also involved in the collision were a 46 year old Cambridge resident driving a dump truck and a 61 year old Brampton resident, operating a transport truck and trailer.
Due to the severe...