The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has partnered with the Hawkesbury Lions Club to continue the Positive Ticketing program in the community.

The Hawkesbury Lions Club recognized that the Positive Ticketing program encourages and supports the youths of our area. The program was initially funded by the Hawkesbury Police Service Board.

If an officer notices a youth (16 years old or younger) doing random acts of kindness and/or exhibiting positive behaviour, they can issue a Positive Ticket to recognize the youth for outstanding acts or behaviour. The tickets come with a $5 gift card to a local restaurant.

A youth may receive a Positive Ticket from an officer for any number of positive behaviours:

  • to recognize a youth for practicing personal safety such as wearing bicycle helmets;
  • doing various good deeds;
  • participating in community activities;
  • Demonstrating community pride e.g.: picking up trash;
  • deterring crime or observing school crossing rules; or
  • as an “icebreaker” to establish a rapport with kids in their patrol area