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.

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New Independent Police Review Director Appointed

Mar 27, 2019

TORONTO – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director welcomes its new Interim Independent Police Review Director, Sylvana Capogreco, effective April 1, 2019. Ms. Capogreco, who served as senior counsel and then deputy director to the Independent Police Review Director, has a distinguished career as an experienced prosecutor in Ontario. In 2004 Ms. Capogreco […]

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OIPRD Releases Report on Police Strip Searches in Ontario

Mar 21, 2019

TORONTO – Police in Ontario conduct too many unjustified strip searches that intrude on the privacy rights of those affected and negatively impact criminal court cases, according to the latest systemic review report released today by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD). The report finds police procedures regarding strip searches are inconsistent […]

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OIPRD to Release Report on Police Strip Searches in Ontario

Mar 20, 2019

Ontario’s Independent Police Review Director, Gerry McNeilly, will release his systemic review report on police strip searches in Ontario. Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019 Time: 11 a.m. Location: 655 Bay Street 10th Floor Toronto (Accredited media and invited stakeholders only.) The full report will be posted to the OIPRD website at 9 a.m. The news […]

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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.