About Us

The CPC is an independent agency created by Parliament to ensure that public complaints made about the conduct of RCMP members are examined fairly and impartially.

The CPC is not part of the RCMP.

CPC reports make findings and recommendations aimed at correcting and preventing recurring policing problems.

The CPC's goal is to promote excellence in policing through accountability.

CPC Statement


Excellence in policing through accountability.


To provide civilian oversight of RCMP members' conduct in performing their policing duties so as to hold the RCMP accountable to the public.


  • To receive complaints from the public about the conduct of RCMP members
  • To conduct reviews when complainants are not satisfied with the RCMP's handling of their complaints
  • To hold hearings and carry out investigations
  • To report findings and make recommendations