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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Appointment of Scott Childs as Deputy Director of the Office of the Independent Police Review Director

May 11, 2020

The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Childs as Deputy Director effective May 11, 2020. “I look forward to leveraging Scott’s experience as we improve our services to Ontarians” – Stephen Leach, OIPRD Director. Prior to joining the OIPRD as legal counsel, Mr. Childs was […]

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OIPRD Asks for Public Input on Two Draft Guidelines

Apr 15, 2020

Dear member of the public: Please find attached, two draft OIPRD guidelines for your review and consideration: 001 Guideline for Reviewing Complaints 002 Guideline for Retaining/Referring Complaints The Director would be pleased to receive your feedback before finalizing these guidelines. If you have any feedback on the draft guidelines, please email oiprd@ontario.ca by 5:00 p.m. […]

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OIPRD Begins to Collect Race-Based Data under the Anti-Racism Act, 2017

Apr 2, 2020

As of April 1, 2020, the Anti-Racism Act, 2017 (ARA) and the regulation made under it authorize the OIPRD to collect personal information such as Indigenous identity, race, religion and ethnic origin from members of the public who make a complaint to the agency through complaint forms. This authorization is consistent with the Ontario Government’s […]

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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.