Articles tagged with 'Public Awareness' | Hamilton Police Service

Hamilton Police Service - Archive (Public Awareness)

2020
01
December
2020
| 11:40 America/New_York
A recent scam in the greater Toronto area has made its way to Hamilton and investigators from the Major Fraud Unit want you to be aware.Over the course of several months, fraudsters in the GTA have been targeting Good Samaritans by using the ruse of ...
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14
October
2020
| 17:06 America/New_York
Over the long weekend, Hamilton Police participated with police agencies in the province-wide traffic enforcement campaign, 'Operation Impact.' The focus was on speeding and aggressive driving. A total of 208 speeding tickets and 28 aggressive drivin...
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09
October
2020
| 16:51 America/New_York
Over the Thanksgiving Long-weekend from Friday, October 9 to Monday, October 12, 2020, the Hamilton Police Service is once again drawing the line for drivers. This long weekend we will be taking part in 'Operation Impact' with other police agencie...
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09
October
2020
| 06:00 America/New_York
Hamilton Police are listening to community complaints in relation to excessive noise (mufflers), stunting and illegally modified vehicles. These vehicles have been violating several highway traffic offences and causing an overall nuisance to the gene...
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07
October
2020
| 07:11 America/New_York
Hamilton Police are warning hikers to practice safety at all times when on Hamilton’s trails and to stay off the trails between sunset and sunrise. With fall colours in full bloom, Hamilton Police expect the number of visitors to increase as indiv...
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25
September
2020
| 14:13 America/New_York
Hamilton Police continue to respond to complaints of excessive speed and noise on Hamilton’s streets. Since January 2020, Hamilton Police have handed out 133 stunt-driving tickets compared to 80 in 2019. There has also been an increase in community c...
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09
September
2020
| 13:42 America/New_York
Class is back in session for Citizens Police College as this year’s program moves online. Since its inception in 1997, thousands of citizens have participated in Citizens Police College. The free program, which is designed for individuals interest...
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09
September
2020
| 10:48 America/New_York
Hamilton Police will be focusing their attention on School Bus Safety and Speeding in School Zones from September 15 to September 25, 2020. As schools begin to open in a staggered fashion, school busses will once again be out on the roads in vast num...
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30
July
2020
| 13:52 America/New_York
Hamilton Police Major Fraud has been receiving daily reports or complaints about online frauds since the reopening of the Province. Scams include the victim receiving a call from a fraudster pretending to be a government official, usually the Cana...
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10
July
2020
| 15:54 America/New_York
The Hamilton Police Service launched Project “HOOK” on Monday, June 8, 2020, in response to concerns about accident chasers operating outside of the City of Hamilton bylaw. Hook focuses on two components: to provided public awareness with respect to ...
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03
July
2020
| 15:01 America/New_York
The Hamilton Police Service has received a number of public complaints regarding the operation of personal watercrafts, commonly known by brand names such as Sea-Doo or Jet Ski. Due to the volume and widespread geographical area of complaints, the Ma...
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05
June
2020
| 15:59 America/New_York
There has been a significant increase in marine search and rescue incidents so far this year. The Hamilton Police Marine Unit is reminding the boating community to be prepared this season. In 2020, the Hamilton Police Marine Unit has conducted 12 ...
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20
May
2020
| 05:30 America/New_York
Hamilton Police have wrapped up Project Recalibrate, which was aimed at addressing increased speeds and stunt driving on Hamilton’s roads. Since the Provincial State of Emergency was declared on March 17, Hamilton Police had noted an increase in s...
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13
May
2020
| 06:21 America/New_York
It is official – Argyll is the newest horse to join the Hamilton Police Mounted Unit patrol. The name was selected after Hamiltonians sent hundreds of suggestions to the Hamilton Police Service to name the five-year-old Percheron Cross. Named afte...
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11
May
2020
| 09:45 America/New_York
Hamilton Police Service is joining police services across Ontario and Canada in kicking off Police Week (#PoliceWeekON), a celebration of the work our front-line police officers, 9-1-1 communicators, civilian staff, and all members of our police serv...
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04
May
2020
| 05:27 America/New_York
Hamilton Police are launching a two-week campaign aimed at addressing increased speeds and stunt driving during Project Recalibrate. Since the Provincial State of Emergency was declared on March 17, Hamilton Police have noted an increase in speedi...
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01
May
2020
| 09:18 America/New_York
Hamilton Police have seen shifts in crime trends as a result of the recent changes to daily life caused by COVID-19. Overall, reported crime in Hamilton has decreased approximately 12.5 per cent in Hamilton since the State of Emergency was declared o...
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10
March
2020
| 05:30 America/New_York
Hamilton Police Service has enhanced its online reporting section to make it easier for residents to report hate/bias incidents. In 2019, there were a total of 92 hate/bias incidents reported to Hamilton Police. This number represents both suspect...
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18
February
2020
| 12:48 America/New_York
Hamilton Police are looking for help in naming its newest Mounted Patrol Unit horse. The five-year-old Percheron Cross is scheduled to hit the streets in early Spring, but not before Hamiltonians help pick its name. The new horse will join Barron,...
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14
February
2020
| 09:12 America/New_York
Hamilton Police have appointed their first Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Liaison officer to liaise with Hamilton’s Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+community. Detective Constable Rebecca Moran is an out member of the Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ community. She will ac...
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30
January
2020
| 14:16 America/New_York
The Hamilton Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, Hamilton Police Service Victim Services Branch, Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking and the Halton Regional Police Service - Victim Services Unit are pleased to announce that Friday, February ...
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22
January
2020
| 09:51 America/New_York
March 16, 17, 18, 19 9 am to 4 pm daily Hamilton Police Service is hosting “Cop Camp” at the East End Station this March Break. The station is located at 2825 King St. E, Hamilton. The camp is open to children ages 9 – 12. Four - single-da...
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2019
27
December
2019
| 05:30 America/New_York
Hamilton Police are reminding the public that 911 is for emergencies – not to request assistance for rodents in your basement. In 2019, Hamilton Police fielded 195,000 911 calls – nearly one-third of those were not emergency calls. Here is a look ...
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08
November
2019
| 10:20 America/New_York
Hamilton Police will be focusing their attention on Aggressive Driving and Speeding from November 8 to November 11, 2019. The November enforcement program incorporates high visibility of traffic enforcement in various areas of the city with strate...
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25
October
2019
| 12:03 America/New_York
The Hamilton Police Major Fraud Unit continues to see a rise in people becoming victims of online fraud. Frequent reoccurring scams involve criminals pretending to be government officials seeking money for taxes or immigration fees. These scammers wi...
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17
October
2019
| 13:09 America/New_York
Thank you to all the responsible drivers that took their time to drive safely over the holiday weekend. ...
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13
October
2019
| 10:02 America/New_York
Over the Thanksgiving Long-weekend from Friday, October 11 to Monday, October 14, 2019, the Hamilton Police Service is once again drawing the line for drivers and passengers. The message this holiday long-weekend is; Buckle up or face a fine “Comp...
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27
September
2019
| 04:30 America/New_York
As we wrap up September, Hamilton Police continue to concentrate on school bus safety through enforcement. This month four drivers on the mountain were charged with failing to stop for a school bus. On Monday, September 16, 2019, shortly before 8:...
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23
September
2019
| 15:35 America/New_York
Hamilton Police Service (HPS) is looking for dedicated volunteers to provide support, information, resources and practical assistance to victims of crime and trauma. Volunteers work with police to provide emotional support to someone who has been phy...
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04
September
2019
| 15:51 America/New_York
Thank you to all the responsible drivers that took their time to drive safely this Labour Day Long-Weekend. ...
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