The Halton Regional Police Service's reputation as a world-class organization committed to providing effective and efficient community-based policing is fundamentally a product of its people.
The men and women employed as uniform and civilian members of the HRPS demonstrate the Service's values of Trust and Respect, Integrity, Accountability, Excellence, Teamwork and Justice in the execution of their duties each and every day.
The Halton Regional Police Service is pleased to profile the achievements of its people in this section of the website.
On Friday, September 16, Halton Regional Police Service Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah travelled to Ottawa and received the prestigious Governor General's Order of Merit of the Police Forces.
The Order of Merit of the Police Forces is an honour for merit that is, within the Canadian system of honours, the only such fellowship reserved solely for members of Canada's various police forces.
The Order was created in 2000, to honour a career of exceptional service or distinctive merit displayed by the men and women of Canadian police forces. The primary focus is on exceptional merit, contributions to policing, and community development.
Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah accepted the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Technology Champion of the Year Award at the Annual Training Conference Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in Washington D.C. The award is sponsored by Harris Corporation and is presented to an individual who is a strong advocate of technology that benefits law enforcement and public safety.
The Halton Regional Police Service OCISM Office announced that it has been honoured by leading U.S. business technology magazine Computerworld with a Data+ Editors’ Choice Award for its implementation of Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure software. The prestigious award recognizes innovative big data initiatives that have delivered significant business value. It is the second award the Service has won for the software this year. The first was an ICON Award from Hexagon in June.
Halton Regional Police Service OCISM Office was presented with the Icon Award for their visionary use of software to significantly benefit their citizens and communities by Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. Announced at HxGN LIVE, Hexagon's annual conference, the Icon Awards are Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure's highest customer award.
The Halton Regional Police Service would like to congratulate Constable (Cst.) Tara McLorn for being awarded the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement (OWLE) Professional of the Year.
The OWLE is an organization that grew from an idea to bring together the female members of the law enforcement field from across the province. Each year, The OWLE Awards committee chooses one individual from all nominees to be recognized as the Law Enforcement Professional of the Year.
Cst. McLorn was originally nominated for the Award of Excellence in Performance; however, her outstanding achievements were recognized as deserving for the Law Enforcement Professional of the Year.
1 District (Milton, Georgetown, Acton)
In recognition for their work on the COMMANDE (Community Mobilization and Engagement) pilot project. COMMANDE is a policing initiative involving multiple agencies focusing on a co-ordinated response to community safety and public health issues. The success of this project has led to expansion across the Region.
1 District – Milton and Halton Hills
The officers in #1 District decided to build on regional and provincial efforts and develop a "home grown" and innovative approach to break the distracted driving – in particular texting and driving – habits in the community.
Officers collaborated with a local high school program called HELP (Halton Emergency & Legal Preparation – Justice, Emergency Services & Community Safety) and other partners in the community (TV Cogeco, Z103.5 Radio, Safe Communities Halton; Fred’s Towing, Halton EMS, Halton Hills Fire Department and a local school bus provider) to make a movie about the problem of texting and driving.
This innovative approach to educating on the dangers of distracted driving was made possible through a partnership that #1 District officers established with community partners.
Detective Sergeant John Mans and Detective Constable Craig Smith, Homicide Unit
This award is given in recognition of exceptional innovation and excellence in the area of criminal investigations. The Service is the recipient of the 2014 Award (2nd Runner-Up) for work completed on a 37 year old homicide cold case that is currently before the courts.
The Optimist Club believes it is important that the youth of our community develop a strong belief in abiding by the law, respecting law enforcement and doing all that can be done in maintaining a lawful environment.
On an annual basis the Optimist Club honours both law enforcement officers and civilians that have contributed to respecting law in our community. These officers and civilians are role models for the youth of our community.
In fall of 2013, Halton Regional Police Service staff researched, developed and launched a multi-faceted and innovative public awareness campaign to address an upward trend in certain property crimes in the Region. The campaign incorporated a Zombie theme and included a two-minute video that was widely distributed. This campaign has now won several awards as follows:
Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP): 2014 Crime Prevention Media Award
This award recognizes the dedication and commitment of an individual member or a team within a police organization in Ontario which excels in the promotion of crime prevention through the filter of the media. The OACP Crime Prevention Committee defines crime prevention as, "the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the action taken to remove it."
2014 Pinnacles The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) – Hamilton: Award of Merit
In recognition of community programs that enable an organization to build and maintain positive and sustainable relationships with key individuals, groups or organizations within its communities.
Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Awards of Excellence: Best Multi-Media Projects (Silver)
Recognizes Communications projects that utilize a range of one or more multi-media tactics to achieve an organizations communication objectives including but not limited to video, video news releases, audio only, podcasting, CD ROMs, or computer generated slide presentations developed for internal or external target audiences.
Detective Dave Banks, Forensic Identification and Constable Andy Olesen, Emergency Services Unit.
The Service was the recipient of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2013 Excellence in Police Aviation Award for Small Unit for work completed on the use of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
"Overall Winners" awarded to Constable Jake Marini and Constable Erik Van Vliet of the Tactical Rescue Unit (TRU).
The Ontario Tactical Advisory Body (OTAB) is a branch of the Association of the Ontario Chiefs of Police. They facilitate communication, learning and the sharing of the latest and best Tactical practices, to all the member units.