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.
Nov 18, 2022
Today, the Director issued a Notification Letter to all Ontario police services about issues arising from dynamic entries, or police departing from the “knock and announce” rule during the execution of search warrants at residences. This letter is available on the OIPRD website under the “Notifications” tab at www.oiprd.on.ca/news/notifications. Notification letters proactively identify issues which, […]
Mar 17, 2022
The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) has a new Rule of Procedure for consolidation of complaints, effective March 17, 2022. Consolidation Rule 6A will lead to a more efficient oversight process by streamlining procedures, avoiding duplications and coordinating investigations on the same issue. Please see below Consolidation Rule 6A. RULE 6A […]
Jan 19, 2022
In 2021, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director launched a service-by-service page that provided informative statistical information to the public. Previously, this page only contained data as of December 31, 2020, but now you can view the 2021 statistics by clicking on the drop-down menu on the top right corner. This page will […]
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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.