Annual Report 2013-2014

Rooting for Francophones

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OPP Hawkesbury Detachment

The Ontario Provincial Police Hawkesbury Detachment is the first detachment in the province to be fully operational in both English and French.

All positions at the OPP Hawkesbury Detachment, both uniform and civilian, have been designated bilingual by the Office of the Coordinator of French Language Services, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, since December 1, 2012. There are 58 uniform and 8 civilian full-time members working at the detachment.

The OPP is committed to improving access to services in French for Ontario’s Francophone community, since 83% of Hawkesbury residents are Francophones.

Comments (2)

  1. Vincent Beaulieu

    I’m a Quebec resident and just got arrested for speeding by OPP policemen near Casselman ON.

    Very politely asked the policeman if he could talk in french and his answer was “NO”

    What solid I do in such cases and was is the law and my rights?


    Vincent Beaulieu

    1. CSF FLSC

      Hi Vincent,
      You can contact an investigator and discuss your situation with them. They will guide you with the next steps.
      Phone: 1 866 246-5262
      Or file a complaint directly on our website:

      Thank you for your question
      – Mélina

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