Improving Policing across Scotland

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) exists to assure Scottish Parliament and the people of Scotland as to the state, efficiency and effectiveness of both Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority. Our approach is to support Police Scotland and the Authority to deliver services that are high quality, continually improving, effective and responsive to local needs.

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Inspection reports

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Effective practice

Effective practice in Scottish policing

Workplan 2013/14

Our workplan plan for 2013/14

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Derek Penman has taken up post as HM Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland, after being appointed by Her Majesty The Queen by Royal...

31 Jan

It is essential that the public are confident that crimes are recorded accurately and ethically by the police, and that Police Scotland...

13 Dec

The purpose of this report is to provide commentary on the state, efficiency and effectiveness of policing in Scotland...

13 Dec


Well done to the Police Scotland West rugby team who won the @BritPoliceRugby cup final yesterday. A great result!
1 hour 55 min ago
.@insightradio recently spoke to our officers about policing at Scotland's busiest airport, @EDI_Airport. Listen:
3 hours 28 min ago
Are you a keen biker or do you know someone who is? Did you know the following? Please take care. #gethomesafe
3 hours 43 min ago

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