The Halton Regional Police Service Court Services Bureau, stationed out of Police Headquarters, is comprised of the Court Bureau, the Prisoner Escort Unit/Central Lock-up facility and the Summons Bureau. It is under the command of the Inspector-Support Services and is managed by a Staff Sergeant.
A Sergeant, Constables, Special Constables and civilian employees staff the Court Bureau located in the Milton Criminal Courthouse. The Bureau is responsible for providing court security and is the liaison between the Halton Regional Police Service and court-related agencies such as the Crown Attorney's Office, the judiciary and Court Administration.
The Prisoner Escort Unit and Central Lock-up facility is operational 24/7 and is staffed by Sergeants, Constables, civilian Escort Supervisors and Special Constables. The Unit and facility is responsible for the safe, temporary housing of prisoners and for the transportation of prisoners to court from various detention centres throughout Halton and the Greater Toronto area. The Unit also lodges and escorts prisoners within the courthouses to ensure timely, safe and secure appearances in the required courtrooms. Special Constables receive five weeks of recruit training, and are also responsible for fingerprinting and gathering DNA samples for the DNA Data Bank.
The Summons Bureau is staffed by Special Constables responsible for serving summonses, witness subpoenas and the delivery of court documents from police stations to courthouses. In addition to its regular duties, the Bureau retrieves found bicycles reported to the police.
Two criminal courthouses, located in Burlington and Milton serve the citizens of Halton Region.
Two municipally-operated Provincial Offences Courts are located in Burlington and Milton.
In accordance with provincial legislation The Halton Regional Police Service provides uniformed court security officers at each location in the Region.
The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General hosts a fully searchable courthouse locations database on its website that provides visitors with details about provincial courthouses - including addresses and telephone numbers. Click here.