The OIPRD has the mandate to conduct performance audits. There are two types.
For the first type of audit, the OIPRD may require a police services board to have a performance audit conducted at the board's expense to audit the board's administration of how their police service is dealing with public complaints. Such audits are conducted by an independent auditor under the direction of the OIPRD. The board must submit the results of the audit to the OIPRD.
The second type of audit is not solely directed to the board. The OIPRD may conduct an audit of any aspect of the administration of public complaints by boards or services under the Police Services Act
. The OIPRD will make the results of these types of audits available to the public.