About OIPRD

The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) receives, manages and oversees all complaints about police in Ontario.

As an independent civilian oversight agency, the OIPRD ensures all public complaints against the police are dealt with in a manner that is transparent, effective and fair.

News & Publications

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OIPRD Releases Thunder Bay Police Service Systemic Review Report

Dec 12, 2018

THUNDER BAY – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) today released its systemic review report on the relationship between the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) and Indigenous communities, finding significant deficiencies in sudden death investigations involving Indigenous people that are due, in part, to racial stereotyping. The report also addresses systemic racism […]

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OIPRD to Release Report on Thunder Bay Police Service

Dec 5, 2018

Ontario’s Independent Police Review Director, Gerry McNeilly, will release his systemic review report on Thunder Bay Police Service’s Policies, practices and attitudes on missing persons and death investigations involving Indigenous people. Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Time: 11 a.m. Location: Da Vinci Centre Marco Polo Room 340 Waterloo St. S. Thunder Bay, ON Media and […]

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OIPRD Launches a Redesigned Website

Oct 5, 2018

The Office of the Independent Police Review Director has a new mobile-friendly website that is more accessible and easier to use and read. The website now includes many features, such as a text resizer, for people who use alternative browsers or devices to access the web. Other new features include: An improved navigation menu and […]

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Watch a recording of the live stream from the press conference announcing the launch of Broken Trust: Indigenous People and the Thunder bay Police Service.

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Systemic Reviews

The Police Services Act​ gives the OIPRD the power to conduct systemic reviews. A systemic review goes beyond the immediate issues raised by a given complaint and looks at the underlying causes to determine​ whether an organization’s practices comply with its underlying legal and policy framework and, more importantly, whether that framework can be improved to prevent such issues from arising in the future.

Read about our ongoing and completed systemic reviews.