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 Carla Goncalves as Deputy Director of the Office of the Independent Police Review Director

Oct 5, 2020

The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carla Goncalves as the Deputy Director of the OIPRD, effective September 7, 2020. “Carla’s experience and extensive knowledge of the OIPRD will be an asset as we continue to increase efficiency and streamline OIPRD processes.” Stephen Leach, OIPRD Director […]

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The OIPRD Has Updated Our Complaint Form

Aug 28, 2020

The OIPRD has updated our online complaint form and our guide: Making a Complaint About the Police. We have updated the form to improve clarity, updated content on our Early Resolutions program, and included a voluntary form for race-based data collection. The online form and booklet are available in English and French on our website […]

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OIPRD Enhances Police Oversight Through New Notifications

Jun 18, 2020

The mandate of the Office of the Independent Police Review Director includes a statutory obligation to monitor and respond to policing issues that signal systemic failings. In this context, the OIPRD may provide notifications to police chiefs and their boards of potential systemic concerns. The OIPRD will publicly post the letters on the “Notifications” page […]

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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.