Archived Publications

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HMICS Thematic Review of CONTEST Prepare 2013

The aim of this Thematic Review was to follow-up on the progress made against recommendations from previous HMICS CONTEST...

National, Thematic Review 27 Jun 2014
HMICS Corporate Strategy 2014-2017

Our Corporate Strategy for 2014-17 sets out how HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) will operate over the next three years. We will build on 157 years of history as a credible, competent and...

HMICS Corporate Document 02 May 2014
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland: Review of Incident and Crime Recording - December 2013

It is essential that the public are confident that crimes are recorded accurately and ethically by the police, and that Police Scotland uses reliable crime data to effectively deploy its resources to maximise community safety.  HMICS has conducted a national review of incident and crime...

HMICS Corporate Document 13 Dec 2013
A thematic inspection of the development of local police plans and local fire and rescue plans and associated arrangements for local scrutiny and engagement

The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 seeks to place local communities at the heart of the provision of police and fire and rescue services.  This review by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland (HMICS...

National, Thematic Inspection 23 May 2013
Independent Peer Review of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland

The purpose of the review was to provide independent commentary on the approach adopted by HMICS and an assessment of its relevance to and impact on policing in Scotland in the context of police reform.

National, HMICS Corporate Document 02 Apr 2013
HMICS Programmed Work Plan 2013-2014

HMICS – Programmed Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

National, HMICS Corporate Document 11 Mar 2013
HMICS eBulletin - No.2

Our second eBulletin providing updates on the Scottish policing performance project, HMICS website and latest publications.

National, eBulletin 30 May 2012
Crime Audit 2011: National Overview Report

This is a national overview report produced by HMICS following an assessment of whether Scottish police forces were complying with the Scottish Crime Recording Standard.  Conducted between September and November...

National, Crime Audit Report 11 May 2012
Statement of effectiveness, efficiency and economy

HMICS statement of effectiveness, efficiency and economy for 2011/12

HMICS Corporate Document 10 May 2012
Statement of sustainable economic growth

HMICS Statement of sustainable economic growth for 2011/12

HMICS Corporate Document 10 May 2012