Led by the Director, the SIU consists of about 80 members who have a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in both investigative and support roles.
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
- Ontario’s Ministry of Labour and Ministry of the Attorney General
- University campus security
- Toronto Transit Commission
- Municipal bylaw authority
Affected Persons Program
- Job type: 16 lead investigators, 27 as-required investigators, nine forensic investigators.
- Race: Eight investigators are persons of colour (including three Black and one First Nations investigators).
- Gender: 41 men and 11 women.
- Investigative experience: Of the 16 lead investigators, 10 have no policing experience in Ontario. Of the 27 as-required investigators, nine have civilian backgrounds and 17 come to the Unit with a police background. The nine forensic investigators employed by the SIU have police backgrounds.
- Of the 16 lead investigators, two were police officers outside of Canada, one was a First Nations police service officer, three were Ontario police service background officers and eight have no police experience.
- Please note: The race and gender statistics are not based on self-identification of the investigators and are instead based on perception.
- The numbers are accurate as of December 1, 2021.
I believe that in all investigations, I must keep an open mind, pursue all leads and be determined in the pursuit of the truth.
I believe that I must maintain the integrity of all investigations, ensure they are thorough, comprehensive, conducted sensitively and in a timely fashion.
I believe that all investigations must be independent and guided by established rules and policies, both internal and external.
I believe that I must set aside my personal biases during any investigation.
I believe that affected persons, their family members and involved officials must be treated with fairness, respect and sensitivity because they have been through a very trying experience.
I believe that whenever it is possible, I should keep the involved law enforcement agency, the involved officials and all others affected by my investigations informed about what I am doing and why, as long as it does not affect the integrity of my investigations or my oath as a peace officer and public servant.
I believe that it is part of my duty to do everything I can to improve the working relationship between the SIU, the law enforcement agencies of Ontario and the people of Ontario.
I believe that it is important for me to continue to develop my skill and expertise as a professional investigator and to strive to exceed the community standard of morals and ethics.
I believe that I am accountable to my colleagues, my leaders and to the diversified community of the Province of Ontario.
I believe that I should respect the ethnic, cultural and religious beliefs of all those affected by my investigations and honour those ethnic, cultural and religious beliefs to the extent that they do not adversely affect the integrity of my investigation.
I believe that it is important for me to advise the Director of law enforcement agencies and officials that are not cooperating with investigations and to provide the particulars of that to the Director. Similarly, I believe that it is important for me to advise the Director of law enforcement agencies and officials who are cooperating fully with my investigations.
I believe that it is my duty to do what is right, even when there is no law or rule saying that I should do the right thing.