The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is honoured to receive the following acknowledgements from industry professionals and our community, highlighting the hard work and dedication of our members and our Service as a whole.

2024 Greater Toronto’s Top Employer

2024 Greater Toronto Top Employer AwardThis award recognizes employers for offering outstanding workplaces and employing best practices for their people. We were selected for this award based on our submission which detailed our extensive and varied employee- centric initiatives, including:

  • Prioritizing employees’ mental and physical health. We have extensive benefits available for employees to engage mental health supports, a division dedicated to employee wellness, various on-site fitness facilities, and programming dedicated to assisting employees in achieving their physical health goals;
  • Employee growth opportunities, including training, tuition reimbursement programs, and a formal coaching and mentoring program;
  • Flexible work arrangements, including a hybrid workplace model and other initiatives aimed at assisting our employees in achieving work-life balance.

Our Service is actively recruiting sworn and civilian team members to help ensure our Region remains a safe place to live, work, play, and raise a family.

To browse our current opportunities, visit our job portal.

To read more about this competition, visit: Top Employer: Halton Regional Police Service (

2022 Niche Innovation Operational Award

2022 Niche Innovation Operational AwardThe Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS), as selected by its peers, was presented with the 2022 Niche Innovation Operational Award for its work on the e-ticketing platform. This work was done by members of our Strategic Management Office in collaboration with the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS), on behalf of the PRIDE group.

NicheRMS, one of the largest Record Management System providers in Canada, is introducing a newly revamped system called the “Universal Application” that will in time become standard for all Niche clients in North America. As part of that upgrade, the HRPS and WRPS partnered to develop a new e-ticketing platform on behalf of all Canadian Niche agencies.  This initiative introduces several innovations to prepare Canadian police agencies for the demands of 2022 and beyond. 

Each year NicheRMS solicits submissions for the Niche Innovation Awards from North American agencies. The selected winners exemplify the best use of the NicheRMS software in two categories: Administrative and Operational.

2021 Wellness Award 

Sgt. Kris Elliot Receiving the 2021 Wellness Award from Summit Housing

In 2020, the members of the Halton Situation Table (a community collaborative) came to together to assist a vulnerable Halton resident.  Members of the Halton Regional Police Service, Halton Region Housing and Trillium Health Partners worked to ensure the safety and well-being of a vulnerable senior.  This collaboration was recognized by Summit Housing through a 2021 Wellness Award.

On November 24, 2021, Sgt. Kristopher Elliott,  Scot Luren, (Halton Region Housing Advisor), and Frances Troung  (Trillium Health Partners - Service Resolution Coordinator) were presented the 2021 Wellness Award by Kerry Prevett, Acting Manager of Summit Housing.  


2021 OACP Traffic Safety Initiative of the Year Award

Chief Tanner and Cst. TarassoThis award was presented to Constable Marc Taraso for his work to develop and lead “Project Noisemaker” in Halton. Marc created this innovative program in response to an increased number of complaints from residents regarding unnecessary noise, street racing, and unsafe vehicle modifications. 

The program initially ran from May 2020 to October 2020 and was successful from the start, with 574 charges for No/Improper Muffler, 396 charges for unnecessary noise, 12 Racing/Stunt driving charges laid, and over 41 vehicles removed from the roadways as being unsafe, increasing the safety of Halton streets. 

Through this initiative, Constable Taraso developed partnerships with the Ministry of the Environment and the HRPS Training Unit to develop front-line personnel training relating to inspections on modified vehicles. 

With the success of Project Noisemaker, other police jurisdictions took note, and similar initiatives have since been launched by services across the country. 

Awarded annually by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and sponsored by the CAA South Central Ontario, the “Traffic Safety Initiative of the Year Award” is presented to the police organization that creates, develops and implements Ontario’s most successful traffic safety program.

AVA Digital Award - 2021

AVA Digital AwardsAn Honourable Mention Award was presented to the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) through the AVA Digital Awards in recognition of the new website. 

In an effort to ensure our digital presence aligns with best practices in the industry, our service strategically partnered with eSolutions Group to build our new website, which launched in December 2020. This new website showcases improved content, navigation, accessibility, design and technology, and creates a strong online presence and experience that reflects our organization, while providing the public with improved access to everything we have to offer. 

The AVA Digital Awards is an annual international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design, and production of digital communication.

2020 OACP Traffic Safety Initiative of the Year Award

Inspector Craddock receiving the OACP Traffic Safety Initiative of the Year AwardThis award was presented to Inspector Julie Craddock and her team in the Strategic Management Office for their work on our In-Car Camera Systems, which are operational in many of the Halton Regional Police Service's cruisers.

“Traffic crimes cost society more, devastate more Ontario families and inflict more physical insult than all other crimes combined.”

Every year in Ontario, concerned and motivated police officers implement numerous traffic safety initiatives on behalf of their respective agencies designed with the intent of reducing the incidence of death and serious injury attributed to motor vehicle collisions on the province’s highways. Many of these programs prove to be extremely effective, show great creativity and involve innovative solutions. They also prove to our communities the level of commitment that Ontario’s police services have towards traffic safety concerns.

Awarded annually by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and sponsored by the CAA South Central Ontario, the “Traffic Safety Initiative of the Year Award” is presented to the police organization that creates, develops and implements Ontario’s most successful traffic safety program.

2020 Canadian Young Project Manager of the Year Award

2020 Canadian Young Project Manager of the Year Award

This award was presented to Navi Sartaj of the Strategic Management Office by the Project Management Association of Canada for her incredible work on our Police Video Project. This project utilizes innovative technologies and analytics to further our commitment to community safety and well-being. Despite unforeseen circumstances such as an aging infrastructure and the COVID-19 pandemic, Navi kept the project on track, within scope, on budget, and moving forward. Her ability to adapt and change approach methods through the pandemic led to the successful conclusion of this project, which in turn keeps the Halton Regional Police Service at the forefront of policing innovation and excellence. 

The Project Management Association of Canada strongly supports the development of project management excellence in Canada through a number of different initiatives, including their project management awards programme.