Police increase patrols around places of worship in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills

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Published October 12, 2023 at 3:12 pm

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Halton Regional Police have beefed up patrols around places of worship in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills in response to the terrorist attack in Israel this past Saturday.

In a statement released Thursday afternoon (Oct. 12), the local police force said it is aware of the global threats of violence regarding the ongoing conflict in the Middle East and is stepping up security.

“In collaboration with other police services, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and will have increased police patrols and resources around places of worship within our Region,” Halton police said.

Police are asking, as always, that anyone in an emergency dial 9-1-1. The public can also report any information to their non-emergency line by contacting 905-825-4777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

“Our service is here to protect all always,” said Halton Regional Police Chief Steve Tanner. “As events around the world have impacts here, we will continue to monitor the situation and are here to ensure the safety of all.”

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