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Civilian Policing Oversight Agencies and Contact Information

Civilian Policing Oversight Agencies and Contact Information

Police oversight plays a vital role in supporting public trust in police services, their officers and the services they provide.

If YOU have a complaint about local policing actions, you can register it in any of the following ways:

1. Visit or call the Detachment Commander at the OPP offices –

1913 Petawawa Blvd. 

Phone -  (613) 735-0188; 
Discuss your concerns one- on -one with the purpose or arranging for a resolution when and where possible.

And / or

2. Contact the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) 

email @ www.oiprd.on.ca 
phone -  416-327-4965

This is an independent civilian oversight body - not staffed by police officers and no affiliation with any police service, reporting in an ‘arms-length’ relationship to the Ministry of the Attorney General.

  • It is responsible for resolving complaints (e.g., misconduct complaints) made by members of the public
  • It also reviews local police service decisions relating to public complaints at the request of complainants as well as issues of a systemic nature that give rise to complaints.

Director’s Report available at http://www.oiprd.on.ca/En/Pages/Home.aspx

And / or

3.   Contact the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) -

Suite 605, 250 Dundas Street West 
Toronto, Ontario- M7A 2T3- email : SLASTOinfo@ontario.ca

Phone: 416-314-3004
Fax: 416-314-0198-
Toll free phone/ fax: 1-888-515-5005 / 1-888-311-7555

This is an independent civilian oversight body -
not staffed by police officers and no affiliation with any police service. It ...

  • Conducts investigations and inquiries into the conduct of chiefs of police, police officers, special constables and members of Police Services Boards
  • Hears appeals of police disciplinary penalties
  • Determines adequacy of police budgets
  • Approves the abolition of police forces
  • Takes measures if a police force fails to comply with prescribed standards