Street Checks in Ontario

SinceJanuary 1, 2017, in certain circumstances, police must follow new rules about when and how they can ask someone to identify themselves.  

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When new rules apply

New rules apply if an officer asks you to identify yourself when they are:

  • looking into suspicious activities
  • gathering intelligence
  • investigating general criminal activity in the community

New rules for street checks do not apply if the officer is:

  • talking to a driver during a traffic stop
  • arresting or detaining you
  • executing a warrant
  • investigating a specific crime

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