The CEAPC philosophy and principles correspond to those of community policing in that they rely on police and citizens working together, innovative and collaborative problem solving, regular contact and consultation with communities, ownership and responsibility in neighbourhoods, and the creation of opportunities for the community to be active in the policing process. We believe that a transparent, accessible and fair police complaints system rests on the participation of three pillars – community, government, and police.
From 2004 – 2006, CEAPC ran a Demonstration Project that included raising public awareness, community education, promoting dialogue between communities and police and community-based intake and support for individuals filing a police complaint. Learn more about the CEAPC Demonstration Project.
CEAPC has also been active in the reform of Ontario’s police complaints system – a process that began in 2005 and is ongoing with the introduction of a new complaints system in October, 2009.