Author's Biography


Scott Childs works at the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) as counsel and deputy director.

Mr. Childs has over a dozen years of experience as criminal prosecutor – first, as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice (Canada), and later as an assistant crown attorney with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General in the Scarborough and Guns & Gangs trial offices. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor law school, completed his articles as a law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997.

Additionally, Mr. Childs served for 17 years with Toronto Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police as a uniform member, a detective and an investigative manager.  

Mr. Childs has co-authored the last five editions of the Ontario Police Services Act, Fully Annotated, as well as “Doe v. Metropolitan Toronto Board of Commissioners of Police and the Status of Public Oversight of the Police in Canada” (1998) 36 Alta. L. Rev. 1000. He regularly lectures on criminal law subjects, and police governance and discipline.