On behalf of every member of the Halton Regional Police Service, we would like to thank our community for standing alongside our members in the fight against COVID-19. The impacts of the pandemic were felt by every member of our community and we have hope that better days are on the horizon. Thanks to ever-increasing levels of vaccinations, paired with your commitment to public health measures, the tide is turning. While we have leveraged technology and social media to remain engaged with our community, we look forward to re-engaging with our community in-person in the near future.

If you have not yet had an opportunity to read our 2020 Annual Report, we encourage you to do so. The stories highlighted are a reflection not only on our accomplishments and progress as a Service, but on the value we place on partnerships with all levels of government, our community stakeholders, and all residents of Halton region.

As we look forward, it is imperative that we all band together to ensure Halton region remains an enviable place to live, work and play.

To do that, we need to remain steadfast in our commitment to oust hate from our community. Every person deserves to feel safe, respected and supported regardless of where they call home. We encourage residents to report to police any incident that is motivated by hate or bias. The HRPS rigorously and thoroughly investigates any allegations or reports that a person has been targeted based on their race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other similar factor. We encourage you to visit our Hate- and Bias-Motivated Crime webpage to learn more about our commitment.

We know that to maintain and build Halton’s trust, now and in the future, it is imperative that the demographics of our membership reflect the community we serve. With each new recruit class, we move closer to fulfilling that vision. All our members are supported by our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit and a number of Internal Support Networks (ISNs), such as the Black ISN, the Halton South Asian ISN, LGBTQ2S+ ISN and the Women’s ISN. We are thankful for the contributions of all our sworn and civilian members and their willingness to share their lived experiences so that we can grow and learn as individuals and as a service.

Lastly, we would be remiss in not addressing the profound losses our sisters and brothers have experienced at other services across the nation. These tragedies shook us to our core and we mourn alongside their services, family and friends. These losses are a chilling reminder of the risks faced by members of law enforcement fulfilling their oath to serve and protect. This means that their safety is also dependent on you. We would like to thank you for supporting us in the work we do each day.

Ultimately, we are in this together, and by working together we will continue to make a positive difference. Thank you for your partnership.

Stephen J. Tanner
Chief of Police

Roger Wilkie
Deputy Chief of Police

Jeff Hill
Deputy Chief of Police