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Press Release - HMICS Publishes Thematic Inspection of the Scottish Police Authority - Phase 1 Review of Openness and Transparency

A review by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) into the openness and transparency of the way that the Scottish Police Authority conducts its business has concluded that there is a need for the Authority to genuinely engage with its stakeholders and listen to the views of those with an interest in the policing of Scotland.

HMICS Thematic Inspection of the Scottish Police Authority - Phase 1 Review of Openness and Transparency

A review by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) into the openness and transparency of the way that the Scottish Police Authority conducts its business has concluded that there is a need for the Authority to genuinely engage with its stakeholders and listen to the views of those with an interest in the policing of Scotland.

Local Policing+ Inspection Programme Inspection of Tayside Division – Terms of Reference

The aim of this inspection will be to assess the state, efficiency and effectiveness of local policing in Tayside Division. It will also assess the treatment of and conditions for those detained in custody centres located in Tayside Division, and the way in which Police Scotland is carrying out its role as the licensing authority in Scotland for firearms and air weapons. 

Press Release - HMICS Thematic Inspection of the Scottish Police Authority - Terms of Reference

Phase 1 – Review of Openness & Transparency

HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland Derek Penman has today published his terms of reference for phase 1 of the thematic Inspection of the Scottish Police Authority. (SPA) This first phase will focus solely on a review of Openness and Transparency.

HMICS has committed to a statutory inspection of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) as part of its Scrutiny Plan for 2017-18.

HMICS Scrutiny Plan 2017-18

Our Annual Scrutiny Plan for 2017-18 sets out how HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) will meet its statutory purpose to inquire into the state, efficiency and effectiveness of both the Police Service of Scotland (‘Police Scotland’) and the Scottish Police Authority (SPA). It is published in terms of Section 75 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 and sets out our scrutiny priorities from April 2017 until March 2018.

HMICS Scrutiny Plan 2016-17

Our Annual Scrutiny Plan for 2016-17 sets out how HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) will meet its statutory purpose to inquire into the state, efficiency and effectiveness of both the Police Service of Scotland (Police Scotland) and the Scottish Police Authority (SPA). It is published in terms of Section 75 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 and sets out our scrutiny priorities from April 2016 until March 2017.

Press Release - HMICS publishes review of forensic medical services provided to victims of sexual crime in Scotland

A review by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) into how adult and child victims of sexual crime access forensic medical services has identified significant variations in availability and quality around Scotland, with services offered to some victims being described as ‘unacceptable’.

HMICS Strategic Overview of Provision of Forensic Medical Services to Victims of Sexual Crime

The aim of this report is to provide a strategic overview of the forensic medical services provided to adult and child victims of sexual crime, and to give a high-level assessment of these services in terms of their current delivery against national policies and standards. It highlights strategic issues for consideration by key stakeholders, and is intended to inform future scrutiny of this area.

Press Release - HMICS publish report on audit and assurance review of stop and search phase 2

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland’s Audit and Assurance Review of Stop and Search: Phase 2 report is published today and acknowledges the substantial improvements Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority have made with stop and search across Scotland.

This review followed up on the recommendations made within our Phase 1 report, which was published in March 2015 and also includes an independent audit of stop and search data.

All 23 recommendations made in our Phase 1 report have now been completed.

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