When did the incident(s) happen? If the complaint is about a singular
incident, select the same From and To date.
Please explain why you were unable to file your complaint within 6 months of the
Which police service is your complaint
Sault Ste. Marie
What police station/division/detachment
does the officer(s) work at? (If known)
Who did this involve? Please give us any details you might have about the police
Where did the incident(s) that led to the complaint happen?
What is the complaint about?
Describe in detail what specifically caused you to make a complaint. Consider the following:
What did the officer(s) do, say or did not do that has caused you to make this complaint?
Based on your complaint, what do you think the officer(s) should have done or said?
Describe any injury or damage as a result of what the officer(s) did or didn't do.
If you are not the directly affected person, outline how you became aware of the incident (e.g. witness, saw in media/social media) and how you were
affected (e.g. loss, damage, distress, and/or inconvenience).
Identify any evidence of the incident(s) you have (e.g. photo, audio, video, medical records).
If this happened to someone else and you are a witness to the incident, please include the name and contact information of the person this happened
to (if known).
Include any relevant occurrence/incident numbers if applicable.
Complaints may be screened out if they are made more than six months after the incident. If the incident you are complaining about happened more than
six months ago, please indicate if you are under the age of 16, if
you are a person with a disability, if there is a criminal case in relation to this incident and/or if there is any other reason for your delay in
making the complaint.
If you have a disability, accommodations are available under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
(AODA). For more information under the AODA please email
OIPRD Accommodation or call 1-877-411-4773 or 416-246-7071
I require accommodation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
Please indicate how we may accommodate you
I used an interpreter to fill out this form, and I will need to arrange for an interpreter in the event of an interview
I declare that I have accurately interpreted the entire content of this form for the complainant from
English to the following language:
I am proficient in both languages and was able to communicate fully with the complainant. The complainant has indicated that they
fully understand the entire content and the answers provided.
Type full name to sign and acknowledge this statement as true:
Personal Information Collection
Under the authority of the
Anti-Racism Act, 2017 (ARA), the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) is obligated to collect personal information from members of the public who make a complaint to the OIPRD. Under the Ontario Regulation 267/18, the OIPRD is required to collect race-based data on:
1) Indigenous identity, 2) race, 3) religion, and 4) ethnic origin. This information will be used to satisfy the requirements of the ARA and
corresponding regulations. The sole purpose of the collection of this personal information is for eliminating systemic racism and advancing racial
The OIPRD will
de-identify personal information collected under the ARA
pursuant to section 143(8) of the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
(CSPA), and may use the de-identified information for the purposes of the ARA or in support of the OIPRD's powers under section 132(1)(c) of the
Answering these questions is completely voluntary. No program, service, or benefit will be withheld if you do not provide or refuse to provide the
personal information requested. Your decision will not affect any service provided or decision made by the OIPRD. Personal information collected under
the ARA will not be shared with police services or police services boards or any other entity, person or party, except as permitted or required under
7(14) of the ARA.
You may also access and correct your personal information or withdraw your consent by contacting our office. As an agency of the government, the
OIPRD adheres to the requirements of the ARA and the
Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Act, 1990 (FIPPA).
For more information about this initiative please contact the OIPRD Inquiries and Intake Assistant, at
OIPRDcomplaints@ontario.ca or to 655 Bay Street, 10th floor, Toronto, Ontario M7A 2T4. Telephone 1-877-411-
Ethnic origin refers to a person's ethnic or cultural origins. Ethnic groups have a common identity, heritage, ancestry, or historical
past, often with identifiable cultural, linguistic, and/or religious characteristics.
(For example, Canadian, Chinese, East Indian, English,
Filipino, Scottish, Irish, Anishinaabe, Ojibway, Mi'kmaq, Cree, Haudenosaunee, Métis, Inuit, Portuguese,
German, Polish, Dutch, French, Jamaican, Pakistani, Iranian, Sri Lankan, Korean, Ukrainian, Lebanese,
Guyanese, Somali, Colombian, Jewish, etc.
What is your ethnic or cultural origin(s)?
Start typing to select all applicable ethnic group that apply and/or type your own if the
ethnic group is not available:
In our society, people are often described by their race or racial background. For example, some people are considered 'White,' while others are
considered 'Black' or 'Asian,' or a combination such as 'White'
and 'South Asian'.
Which race category best describes you? Select all that
African, Afro-Caribbean descent / African-Canadian
Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese descent
First Nations, Inuit, or Métis descent
Latin American or Hispanic descent
Arab, Persian, or West Asian descent, e.g., Afghani, Turk, Kurd
Indian Subcontinent descent, e.g., East Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Indo-Caribbean, etc.
Filipino, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, Indonesian, other SouthAsian descent
Another race category not described above