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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One Year After Broken Trust: Report on Implementation

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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Appointment of Stephen Leach as the new Independent Police Review Director

Feb 3, 2020

TORONTO – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) welcomes its new Independent Police Review Director (IPRD), Stephen Leach, effective January 31, 2020. Mr. Leach is responsible for receiving, managing and overseeing all public complaints about police in Ontario. Mr. Leach brings a wealth of Canadian and international legal experience.  He studied law […]

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OIPRD Celebrates 10 Years

Oct 18, 2019

On October 19, 2019, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) will celebrate its 10-year anniversary. We’ll be marking 10 years of helping build trust between communities and police services across the province through an accountable and transparent police complaints process, our ongoing leadership in policing oversight and our ability to influence policing […]

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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.