Justice and Public Safety

Complaints Procedures
Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How does a person lodge a formal complaint against the conduct of a Judge?
  2. How does a person lodge a formal complaint against an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?
  3. How does a person lodge a formal complaint against an officer of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary?
  4. If a person registers a complaint with the Commission against the RNC, will it be made public?

1. How does a person lodge a formal complaint against the conduct of a Judge?

Provincial Court Judges

A Complaint against a provincial court judge must be made in writing to the Complaints Review Committee, Box 68, 215 Water Street, St. John's, NL, A1C 6C9. Your written complaint should include:

  • your name and address;
  • the name of the judge you are making a complaint against; and
  • a description of the judge’s conduct that you believe was inappropriate.

Supreme Court Judges

A complaint against a supreme court judge must be made in writing to the Canadian Judicial Council, 112 Kent Street, Suite 450, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0W8 or by email at info@cjc-ccm.gc.ca. Your written complaint should include:

  • your name and address;
  • the name of the judge you are making a complaint against; and
  • a description of the judge’s conduct that you believe was inappropriate.

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2. How does a person lodge a formal complaint against an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?

A complaint can be made by completing the online complaint form, by telephone from anywhere in Canada or by completing the printable version of the complaint form in PDF and sending it via Fax or mail.

National Intake Office
7337 137 Street
Suite 102
Surrey, BC V3W 1A4
Tel: 1-800-665-6878
TTY: 1-866-432-5837
Fax: 1-604-501-4095

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3. How does a person lodge a formal complaint against an officer of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary?

Any member of the public can go directly to the:

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Public Complaints Commission
Street Address:
689 Topsail Rd
St. John's, NL

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL   A1B 4J6

Tel: (709) 729-0950
Fax: (709) 729-1302

or any detachment of the RNC and request a Public Complaint Form. A complaint against an officer of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary must be made in writing. The form can then be sent to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Complaints Commission, at the address above. Forms can also be mailed out upon request. Complaint forms are also available by through the RNCPCC website. Telephone complaints cannot be acted upon; Legislation requires that all complaints received by the Commission must be on a prescribed form and signed by the complainant.

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4. If a person registers a complaint with the Commission against the RNC, will it be made public?

No information is released by the Commission to the media regarding a complaint.

View more information on R.N.C. Complaints Commission

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