Important Notice

March 27, 2024

On April 1, 2024, the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA) is set to come into force and as a result, the Police Services Act (PSA) will be repealed. Section 216(5) of the CSPA requires the OCPC to complete any hearings or appeals under section 25 or Part V of the PSA that were initiated prior to the PSA being repealed. Once the PSA is repealed, the OCPC cannot accept any new appeals, applications or requests for investigation, and the applicable CSPA entities will assume responsibility for any new cases, as appropriate.

The OCPC continues to work diligently on its adjudicative and investigative caseloads and will make adjustments in accordance with the CSPA and Ontario Regulation 125/24 (Transitional Matters) under the CSPA. At a future date, to be determined by the Ministry of the Attorney General, the OCPC will be dissolved.

Legislation and Rules

The following is a list of legislation and regulations related to the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC).

Rules of Practice

Commission Rules of Practice Version Revised (2014)

Practice Directions

Direction is issued under Rule 3.2 of the Rules of Practice of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (“Rules”). It applies to disciplinary appeals under section 87 of the Police Services Act R.S.O. 1990, c. P15, as amended (“Act”).