Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 08:15 AM
In the first six months of 2021, Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) officers responded to 168 suspected drug poisonings. One-third of those victims overdosed while alone, and nearly one in five did not survive.
We have been asked why we have taken a harm reduction approach to the overdose crisis in our community. The answer is simple: our goal is to prevent overdose deaths. Ultimately, a life saved today is an opportunity for recovery tomorrow.
In an effort to ensure our community is aware of any...
Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 08:45 AM
As you all know, 2020 was a year like no other. Since the declaration of a State of Emergency in spring 2020, we have worked, both individually and collectively, to navigate the risks and uncertainties of the pandemic. In the face of these challenges, the officers and civilians of the Halton Regional Police Service remained steadfast in their commitment to preserve and strengthen community safety and well-being.
We are incredibly proud to share with you our 2020 Annual Report. Through the report,...
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:00 AM
The PSBN Innovation Alliance (PIA) is pleased to announce that they have been named an Associate Member of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC).
NPSTC is a North American federation of public safety organizations, whose mission is to improve public safety communications and interoperability through collaborative leadership. NPSTC combines the many voices of its member organizations to enhance the power of public safety's voice. They monitor and study public policy and...
The Halton Regional Police Service Recognizes the Anniversary of the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act
Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2021 09:45 AM
This year, Halton Regional Police Service officers have already responded to 108 suspected overdoses involving either illicit substances, and/or prescription medications. Of those, 24 people did not survive. This steep trend in non-fatal and fatal drug poisonings is alarming, and if it continues, we anticipate responding to over 300 overdoses by the end of the year, with the potential to lose more than 70 lives. Last year, our officers attended 241 overdoses, 38 of which were fatal.
Posted on Saturday, April 17, 2021 01:30 PM
On April 16, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced new restrictions, including a two-week extension of the current province-wide shutdown, in order to curb the concerning transmission rates of COVID-19. The Stay-at-Home order requires everyone to remain home except for essential travel such as grocery and pharmacy needs, health care services, outdoor exercise, and work.
The Government of Ontario also announced enhanced enforcement measures for provincial offences officers, including police officers,...