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Halton Regional Police Service Releases 2023 Annual Report

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*Please see below a news release issued by Halton Regional Police Service.

Monday, May 13, 2024

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is pleased to announce that it has released its 2023 Annual Report to members of the public, community partners, and key stakeholders. The online-only edition is available here or at www.haltonpolice.ca via the top rotating banner.

Click here to watch this year’s Annual Report message from Chief Stephen Tanner.

“Our Service’s Golden Jubilee this year has been an opportunity for us to reflect upon our history and achievements, and to recognize the people, partners, and stakeholders who have been so instrumental in maintaining Halton’s reputation as the safest large municipality in Canada. As we embark upon our next 50 years, we will continue to work together to address the safety and well-being concerns of all those we serve.” — Chief of Police Stephen J. Tanner, Halton Regional Police Service

“As we reflect on the successes and challenges of 2023 outlined in our annual report, we are inspired to look forward with renewed determination and optimism. This year has been a testament to our resilience and innovation in the face of post-pandemic recovery, new mental health challenges, and nation-wide increases in crime. Our continued focus on community collaboration, strategic policing, and commitment to excellence sets the stage for a future where safety and trust are paramount. The upcoming year holds the promise of achieving greater milestones, guided by our strategic priorities and unwavering dedication to the community. Together, we will strive for a Halton Region that remains one of the safest and most inclusive communities in Canada.” — Jeff Knoll, Chair of Board, Halton Regional Police Service

Coinciding with Police Week in Ontario, celebrated this year from May 12 to May 18, the 64-page report includes a collection of features that highlight key areas of focus and achievement in investigation, support, partnerships, and innovation such as:

  • Auto theft and car jackings
  • Break and enters
  • Drugs
  • Sexual assault
  • Human trafficking, Internet child exploitation, and intimate partner violence
  • Mental health
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and
  • Victim support

The report also provides a snapshot of crime regionally as well as by district. In 2023, the HRPS responded to close to 139,000 calls for service, an increase of 3.3 per cent over 2022. While total reported crime was up 1.1 per cent from 2022, Halton’s overall increase in population resulted in the rate per 100,000 population decreasing by 3.2 per cent.

As one of Greater Toronto’s Top 2024 Employers, the report showcases the Service’s ongoing commitment to One Team – People First, which is rooted in the belief that promoting a strong workplace from within enables the HRPS to serve the fast-growing region first and better.

Overarchingly, the Service’s 2023 Annual Report reflects the priorities laid out in Halton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan as well as the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. The 2024-2027 Strategic Plan, which was released last month, will guide the HRPS’ priorities for the next four years.

More information can be found at www.haltonpolice.ca

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