Civilian Oversight in Canada
Most provinces in Canada have some form of civilian oversight of law enforcement. Although agency size, statutory authority and responsibilities vary from province to province, civilian oversight agencies share a common goal: a positive relationship between the public and the police.
This is achieved through an accessible and transparent complaint process, conscientiously monitored by independent and impartial civilian agencies. Commissions and provincial agencies responsible for civilian oversight of investigations into alleged police misconduct are mandated to ensure complaint investigations are thorough, fair and balanced to both the complainant and the respondent.
- Alberta Law Enforcement Review Board
- Alberta Serious Integrated Response Team (ASIRT)
- Calgary Police Commission
- Edmonton Police Commission
- Special Investigations Unit
- Ontario Office of the Independent Police Review
- Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services
Prince Edward Island
- Police Ethics Commissioner
- Police Ethics Committee
- Portal, Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec