The Disciplinary Hearings Office performs the duties of the Chief of Police for the purpose of conducting disciplinary Hearings pursuant to Part V of the Police Services Act (PSA) and in accordance with the Statutory Powers Procedure Act (SPPA).
Presided over by a Hearing Officer, the Tribunal is a forum where allegations of serious breaches of the Code of Conduct (Reg123/99 of the PSA) against police officers are adjudicated. All parties, including the subject officer and public complainant, have the opportunity to present relevant evidence, and tender exhibits and submissions in support of their position.
Tribunal proceedings are open to the public unless a ruling has been made pursuant to exceptions provided for in section 9 of the SPPA, i.e. matters involving public security, intimate financial or personal matters. All proceedings are recorded verbatim and become part of the public record subject to the exceptions in the SPPA.
The Tribunal generally sits Monday to Friday commencing at 9 a.m. and a bi-weekly schedule of upcoming Hearings is posted by the Tribunal entrance. The decisions of the Tribunal are posted on Routine Orders and the intranet.
Inquiries about the Tribunal’s schedule or decisions can be made by contacting Corporate Communications at 416-808-7100.
In-Person & Virtual Hearings
In order to protect the health and safety of everyone involved and to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Toronto Police Service has been accomodating both in-person as well as virtual attendance at hearings. These proceedings remain open to the public and media to attend in person or remotely. Those who wish to observe the proceedings via teleconference may do so by emailing Corporate Communications. View the Schedule for hearings in the Resources section below.
Tribunal Hearing Decisions
Police disciplinary hearings are held under the Police Services Act and are public proceedings held accordance with the Statutory Powers and Procedure Act. As you are aware, pursuant to s. 86(3) of the Police Services Act, the OIPRD is required to publish Chief’s decisions from police disciplinary hearings by posting them on its website at www.oiprd.on.ca/hearings/results-hearings/. Effective June 3, 2021, the OIPRD does not publish appeal or review decisions issued by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission or courts. These decisions may be accessed on Canadian Legal Information Institute - Ontario Civilian Police Commission, or similar platforms.