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Our role

The function of the Office of the Police Ombudsman is to provide independent oversight of SAPOL and its members.Read more...

Legislation

There are seven key Acts/regulations that govern the activities of the Office.
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Publications

You can find out more about the operations of the Office of the Police Ombudsman (formerly the Police Complaints Authority).Read more...

Make a complaint

If you want to make a complaint there are a number of ways to do that. Here you’ll find out how.

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Links

There are a range of South Australian and national complaint handling bodies. Check here if you are uncertain who to approach.Read more...

Complaints against the police –

Office of the Police Ombudsman to be replaced by the Office for Public Integrity

From 4 September 2017 the Office of the Police Ombudsman will close and the responsibility for the oversight of complaints against the police will transfer to the Office for Public Integrity (OPI). This will have no practical effect on any complaint made between now and the date of the transfer. Those complaints which have not been dealt with and finalised by the Office of the Police Ombudsman by 4 September 2017 will automatically become the subject of oversight by the OPI.