The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is promoting the services of the 211 program in service in the community and across Canada.

The 211 service is Canada’s primary source of information for government and community-based, non-clinical health and social services. The free and confidential service can be accessed 24 hours a day, in more than 150 languages, by phone, chat, text, and web. 211 helps connect people to the right information and services, making their pathway to care and resources a guided and trusted one.

211 aspires to connect people with the appropriate information and services, enhance Canada’s social infrastructure, and enable people to fully engage in their communities. You do not have to give your name or personal details to ask for information.

If your call is an emergency always call 911. If you have a non-emergent police question or report you can call 1-888-310-1122.

The OPP would like to remind its citizens that calling directly to the detachment to report an emergency and leaving a voicemail is not advisable, but 911 will put you in direct contact with emergency services.

Witnessed a crime? You may also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. All tips are anonymous and you will not have to attend court. Visit