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.

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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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OIPRD Statement: Ms. Regis Korchinski-Paquet and May 2019 Complaint against the Durham Regional Police Service

Jun 4, 2020

TORONTO – Due to the numerous calls and inquiries from the media and members of the public in relation to Ms. Regis Korchinski-Paquet’s death, and the wide distribution of a video on social media related to a May 2019 incident which was the subject of an OIPRD investigation, the Director is issuing this public statement: […]

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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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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.