The Halton Regional Police Service Drug and Morality Unit is responsible for enforcement of all drug, vice, and firearm matters in the Region. Vice matters include major liquor infractions, gambling and prostitution.
The Unit monitors gang activity and targets enforcement efforts towards detecting and preventing gang-related crime.
This Unit is supervised by Detective Sergeant Raf Skwarka.
The Drug and Morality Unit works in conjunction with various community partners and stakeholders to curb the trafficking of readily-available drugs such as cocaine, marihuana and ecstasy. The Unit also participates in the following provincial and joint forces initiatives:
An O.P.P. led joint forces unit staffed by most of the major police services in Ontario. Their mandate focuses on the illicit gun trade, cross border firearms trafficking and the organized movement of quantities of illegal firearms and weapons.
Specially-trained and selected officers are dedicated to furthering the PAVIS mandate through education, prevention, targeted enforcement and post-arrest intervention. Gang education officers spend the majority of their time conducting outreach activities in the community. Officers work in conjunction with community partners to reach those vulnerable to the influence of gang culture and lifestyle. Backed by targeted enforcement efforts by Drug and Morality Unit colleagues, gang education officers also engage in personalized post-arrest monitoring and support for those struggling to break free from gang influences. The PAVIS project has been made possible by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
The Drug and Morality Unit is divided into three teams comprised of specially trained investigators. There is an investigative team designated for all three districts in the Halton Region (1 District - Milton and Halton Hills, 2 District – Oakville, and 3 District – Burlington).
The Halton Regional Police Service Drug and Morality Unit is pleased to make the following information available. The featured content and links provide additional information on drugs and resources available to those battling substance addiction.
For more information about the Halton Regional Police Service Drug and Morality Unit, contact:
905-825-4747 ext. 8732
Members of the public can also provide anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers.