Does the OCPC receive public complaints?
The OIPRD can be contacted at:
Office of the Independent Police Review Director.655 Bay Street, 10th Floor, Toronto, ON M7A 2T4
Toll-free phone: 1-877-411-4773; TTY: 1-877-414-4773
Toll-free fax: 1-877-415-4773
What does the OCPC’s investigation process entail?
The OCPC has jurisdiction to investigate police chiefs, police boards and their members, auxiliary members of a police service, municipal law enforcement officers and special constables.
The investigation process is initiated either on the OCPC’s own motion (sometimes after having received a public complaint) or at the request of the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the OIPRD, a municipal council or a police services board. When the OCPC receives a complaint or a request for an investigation, it reviews the complaint or request and determines whether an investigation is warranted.
How long does an investigation take?
This is typically determined on a case-by-case basis and depends on the nature of the matters related to the investigation. The OCPC proceeds as quickly as possible while ensuring a thorough investigation.
Does the OCPC provide details about ongoing investigations?
No. The OCPC does not provide details about ongoing investigations in order to ensure the integrity of the process.
What are the possible outcomes of an OCPC investigation?
This is typically determined on a case-by-case basis but generally, there are three possible outcomes:
- During an investigation, a resolution may be reached
- If an investigation concludes without having reached an early resolution, the OCPC may issue an investigative report with findings and recommendations for action
- The OCPC may hold a hearing to determine an appropriate outcome
Are investigative reports available to the public?
Publicly available reports can be accessed on our website here.