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.
Apr 2, 2020
As of April 1, 2020, the Anti-Racism Act, 2017 (ARA) and the regulation made under it authorize the OIPRD to collect personal information such as Indigenous identity, race, religion and ethnic origin from members of the public who make a complaint to the agency through complaint forms. This authorization is consistent with the Ontario Government’s […]
Mar 16, 2020
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) is taking action to safeguard the health and well-being of front-line workers and Ontarians, while continuing to ensure access to justice. Effective today, the OIPRD is temporarily halting in-person services by closing the service counter located at 655 Bay Street, […]
Feb 26, 2020
Today the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD), releases its report, One Year After Broken Trust: Report on Implementation. The report reviews the Thunder Bay Police Service’s (TBPS) progress on the implementation of the recommendations made in the OIPRD’s systemic review, Broken Trust: Indigenous People and the Thunder Bay Police Service (further referred to as, ‘Broken Trust’).
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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.