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Public Safety

Public safety within the boundaries of the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet is ensured by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Hawkesbury detachment. 

For any emergency requiring police, fire department or medical assistance call 9-1-1.

If you need to speak with the OPP for a non-emergency reason, you may call 1 (888) 310-1122, toll free, 24/7 or for TTY calls 1 (888) 310-1133 (TTY). To contact the detachment's administration or reception for any non-emergency reason, call (613) 632-2729.

Office hours are from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday

Detachment address: 419 Cartier Boulevard, Hawkesbury ON K6A 1V9


Criminal Background Check

Criminal background checks can be performed at the Hawkesbury OPP detachment. You must provide two (2) pieces of identification, one of which must have your photograph. To learn which types of identification are acceptable, please call (613) 632-2729. A fee of $25 applies, cash only in the exact amount. The fee is waived for volunteers from non-profit organisations. It can take from one to two weeks to process criminal background checks.


Auxiliary Policing

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) supports a contingent of dedicated civilian volunteers through its Auxiliary Program which receives its mandate from Ontario's Police Services Act. The Hawkesbury detachment is currently looking for new members. To apply you must be 18 years or older. More information can be found on the Ontario Provincial Police website.

For more information, please visit the Ontario Provincial Police website.


Crime Stoppers 1 (800) 222-8477