HRPS Reiterates Commitment to Public Safety and Well-being in Wake of Quebec Tragedy

In response to the hate-motivated violence in Quebec City, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is assuring members of the public that it stands united with those impacted by the tragedy and is committed to ensuring the safety of all community members.

To achieve this, the Service has a number of protocols in place to respond to a range of events that impact the security and well-being of those who live, work and visit Halton.

When the Quebec attack occurred, the response of the Halton Regional Police Service was immediate and far-reaching. Measures implemented at that time and which are ongoing include enhanced patrols of places of worship and personal outreach to members of the Region’s numerous faith communities.

As Chief Tanner states, “We continuously monitor serious events around the world such as the Quebec attack/shooting. We also review situations of elevated risk when notified of any change to Provincial or National threat assessments.  At this time there is no reason to believe there is an elevated public safety risk in Halton. That said, we will continue to monitor events locally and abroad and should a risk be identified, our response will be coordinated, scalable and meet the needs of those we serve.”

For more information about the Halton Regional Service and its commitment to public safety, well-being, diversity and inclusion visit the Community section of the website.