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1

What entity determines which unit handles an internal complaint?

Professional Standards (PRS) – Complaints Administration will determine which unit will investigate an internal complaint.

2

Members of the Toronto Police Service (Service) may initiate a conduct complaint about a police officer in the
following manner:
- civilian members in general and police officers of equal or lesser rank by way of a ______ to the subject officer's SUPERVISOR
- a civilian supervisor that DIRECTLY manages a police officer by way of a _______
- a supervisory officer of higher rank than a police officer by way of a _____

TPS 649

TPS 901

TPS 901

3

Unit commanders shall forward the completed file, including the adjudication/disposition, to PRS – Complaints
Administration within _____________

one hundred and twenty (120) days.

4

Pursuant to the Police Services Act (PSA), conduct complaint investigations compels all involved police officers to submit detailed statements and/or attend an investigative interview and be compelled to answer questions, unless the member is simultaneously a SUBJECT of _______ investigation arising out of the same incident.

a criminal

5

When notified by a supervisor of
- being the subject of, or witness to, an internal conduct complaint involving a non–criminal
allegation, or
- a witness to a complaint involving a criminal allegation
shall,
within ten (10) calendar days, or as otherwise directed:
prepare _____ containing all information related to the circumstances of the complaint and forward to the investigating supervisor

a TPS 217

6

Does a subject officer of an internal conduct complaint that is criminal in nature have to prepare a TPS217 and attend an investigative interview to answer questions?

-prepare a TPS 217 which 'MAY' contain information related to the circumstances of the complaint
and forward to the investigating supervisor
- attend an investigative interview and 'MAY' respond to all questions posed that are related to the complaint in question

7

When a conduct complaint has been resolved informally does the subject officer have to sign the TPS901?

The subject officer shall sign the applicable
section of the TPS 901.

8

When initiating an internal conduct complaint against a police officer shall complete a TPS 901
and immediately forward to the subject officer’s ______

unit commander

9

What does the Investigating supervisor (UCC) have to complete for the unit commander at the conclusion of the internal conduct complaint investigation?

Prepare a Report of Investigation, including any recommendations

10

Does the procedure on Uniform Internal Complaint Intake/ Management cover the below types of complaints?
Human Rights
Workplace Violence and Harassment
Discreditable Conduct

Members shall refer to Procedure 13–14 for what constitutes an alleged violation of a prohibited ground under the Human Rights Code and the process of reporting.
Members shall refer to Procedure 08–11 for what constitutes workplace violence and Procedure 08–12 for
workplace harassment, and the process for reporting either incident.
To provide an avenue for members who want a degree of anonymity and protection from reprisal, members shall refer to Procedure 13–18.

11

The Unit Commander, when determining that the internal conduct complaint is UNsubstantiated shall notify the subject officer of the decision on a TPS 649.
When determining that the internal conduct complaint is substantiated shall choose which two options:

 resolve the complaint informally, or
 impose disciplinary action

12

If the complaint involves an alleged violation of a prohibited ground under the Human Rights Code, workplace violence and/or workplace harassment, is the copy of the TPS 901 forwarded to PRS?

The TPS901 goes to PRS and Diversity and Inclusion must be consulted during its investigation. The final Report of Investigation (internal) goes to PRS and a copy goes to Diversity and Inclusion.

13

The Unit Commander, when notified that a side issue has been identified shall ensure the TPS 901 is forwarded to:

PRS –Complaints Administration for classification and assignment.