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Media Relations


The Media Relations Officers work with the media to provide the community with accurate and timely information.  Information is often shared through press conferences, interviews, media releases and the use of Social Media. To promote an atmosphere of fairness and accountability, media releases are also available to the general public in the News Releases section of our website, and through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Media inquiries outside of traditional business hours, on holidays, and on weekends may not receive an immediate response. 

The hours of the media office are 7:00AM - 4:00PM Monday to Friday.  Please direct all email media inquiries to the on duty media officer at:


Our media officers are sometimes out of the office and emails can sometimes be responded to in a timelier manner by the use of our smartphones. 

Media inquiries can be left at 905-688-4111 ext. 5010.  This is a dedicated media inquiry hotline.  This mail box is accessible to all members of the media relations unit.  The on duty media officer will attempt to return the call as soon as practicable.

After hours and on weekends the Media may also wish to consider contacting the uniform Staff Sergeant / Sergeant of the patrol area you are interested in, by calling 905-688-4111

  • #1 District - St. Catharines / Thorold -  ext. 4233, 4234
  • #2 District - Niagara Falls / Niagara on the Lake -  ext. 2200
  • #3 District - Welland / Pelham -  ext. 3300
  • #5 District - Fort Erie - ext. 2300
  • #6 District - Port Colborne / Wainfleet - ext. 3200
  • #8 District - Grimsby / Lincoln / West Lincoln - ext. 5400

Grimsby, Port Colborne and Fort Erie are not 24 hour stations. Calling their respective brother office (Niagara Falls - Fort Erie, Welland - Port Colborne, St. Catharines - Grimsby) may be of assistance.

During ongoing large scale incidents telephone calls and emails to the media office for information may not be immediately returned.  Out of nescity we may default to our social media platforms.

Information regarding ongoing large scale incidents can often be obtained by following the NRPS and its members on social media.  Social media is a great tool to share information, it can be prone to fuel rumour and misinformation. Please consider the NRPS social media accounts first as an official source for policing matters relating to the Niagara Region.


Inspector Dave Masotti 

Executive Officer to the Chief of Police 

Ext. 9142



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 Constable Phil Gavin

Corporate Communications / 

Media Relations

Ext. 9078

Twitter @pcphilgavin

Instagram @pcphilgavin



 Constable Phil gavin 

Media Relations Specialist
Stephanie Sabourin

Corporate Communications / 

Media Relations

Ext. 8987

Twitter @SabourinNRP




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