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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New Rule of Procedure for Consolidation of Complaints

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      […]

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OIPRD 2021 Service By Service Statistics

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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Revocation of Rule 17 of the OIPRD Rules of Procedure

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 […]

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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.