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 Launches a New Service by Service Page

Mar 31, 2021

The Office of the Independent Police Review Director launches an easy-to-use service by service page that provides informative statistical information to the public. This page includes features, such as a drop-down menu that will provide statistical information for each police service across the province, and the following information will also be available: Conduct Complaints Conduct […]

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Learn more about our new and improved Early Resolution Program

Mar 3, 2021

Early Resolution is a quick, voluntary process that enhances communication between the public and the police. Early Resolution is neutral, accountable, and confidential. For more information, visit the Early Resolution page.

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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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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.