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.
Jun 15, 2021
On April 15, 2020, the Court of Appeal released Stanley v Office of the Independent Police Review Director, 2020 ONCA 252. In this decision, the Court of Appeal determined that, other than to correct a manifest error, the Independent Police Review Director (“the Director”) does not have common law authority to reconsider statutory decisions under […]
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 […]
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.
Watch our latest video about how complaints are screened.
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.