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.

Notice:

Due to a possible strike at Canada Post, mail service to and from the Office of the Independent Police Review Director may be disrupted.

Make a complaint using the online form

Or download the PDF complaint form and fax or email it to the OIPRD

Please include your phone number and/or an email address so we can get in touch with you.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

News & Publications

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OIPRD Launches a Redesigned Website

Oct 5, 2018

The Office of the Independent Police Review Director has a new mobile-friendly website that is more accessible and easier to use and read. The website now includes many features, such as a text resizer, for people who use alternative browsers or devices to access the web. Other new features include: An improved navigation menu and […]

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OIPRD Welcomes Proposed Legislation to Strengthen Complaint System

Nov 2, 2017

TORONTO – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) welcomes proposed legislation that would, if passed, strengthen the police complaints system. “I supported the recommendations in Justice Tulloch’s Independent Police Oversight Review and I welcome the proposed Safer Ontario Act, 2017.

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OIPRD to Hold Public Meeting in Thunder Bay

Sep 11, 2017

The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) will hold a public meeting in Thunder Bay on September 25, 2017, as part of the consultations for its systemic review of the policies, practices and attitudes of the Thunder Bay Police Service as they relate to Indigenous death and missing person investigations.

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Latest YouTube Video

The OIPRD has a YouTube channel! Be sure to watch our featured video on how to fill out a complaint form.​

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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.