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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Changes to the Police Complaints System in Ontario

Jun 28, 2019

Ontario’s police oversight system is changing. The Community Safety and Policing Act, which received Royal Assent on March 26, 2019,will impact the Office of the Independent Police Review Director in several ways. However, we remain committed to our mandate to effectively manage and oversee public complaints about police and to help maintain trust between officers […]

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OIPRD Reviewing Thunder Bay Police Service Progress Report on Broken Trust

Jun 21, 2019

This week, Thunder Bay Police Chief Sylvie Hauth presented to the city’s police services board a six-month progress report in relation to recommendations put forward in our systemic review, Broken Trust: Indigenous People and the Thunder Bay Police Service. The OIPRD has received a copy of the progress report and will review the initiatives undertaken […]

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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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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.