Notification letters proactively identify issues which, if left unaddressed, are likely to result in a loss of public trust in the police. The overall goal of this program is preventing policing issues from becoming systemic.

Notifications sent by the OIPRD to Ontario police services regarding potential systemic concerns are available below, along with the responses received from the respective police services.

For more information on Notification Letters, please review the OIPRD’s Guideline 003 for Publishing Notification Letters.

“Knock and Announce” Rule (Dynamic Entries)

Strip Search Update

Investigative Detention and the Right to Counsel