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.
This inspection, which forms part of our published scrutiny programme, aims to assess the state, effectiveness and efficiency of local policing in Dumfries and Galloway Division. It is the fourth inspection in our Local Policing+ Inspection Programme.
Not all crimes are committed by people living or working in the same area. Some are committed by individuals and groups who travel across policing boundaries exploiting rural communities and carrying out a range of acquisitive crimes including the theft of agricultural machinery and livestock.
Complementing our Local Policing+ inspection of Dumfries and Galloway Division, we will assess the state, effectiveness and efficiency of the management of cross-boundary crime.
This inspection, which forms part of our published scrutiny programme, is the third in our Local Policing+ inspection programme and aims to assess the state, effectiveness and efficiency of local policing in Edinburgh Division.
A joint report for HMICS by Children in Scotland and Scottish Institute for Policing Research
The aim of this inspection was to assess the state, effectiveness and efficiency of the investigative arrangements for adults, children and young people reported missing in Police Scotland Aberdeen City Division. Whilst we have inspected the approach to investigation through the lens of local policing in Aberdeen, we have also had regard to the wider national arrangements by examination of broader strategic arrangements within Police Scotland.
This inspection, which forms part of our published scrutiny programme, is the second in our Local Policing+ inspection programme. It follows our first local policing inspection of Ayrshire Division and our pilot inspection in Fife. This inspection aims to assess the state, effectiveness and efficiency of local policing in Aberdeen City Division.
We inspected Kittybrewster in March 2015. This was an unannounced inspection during which we assessed the physical environment at Kittybrewster, interviewed detainees and custody staff, observed key processes and reviewed the custody records of those detained at the time of our inspection. We also took into account the views and experiences of officers and staff working in Aberdeen City Division. Unannounced inspections can limit what we see during our visits to custody as we may only observe what we find at the time of our visit.
Our approach to Local Policing+ inspections provides an opportunity to assess the quality of local policing across Scotland and enables us to publicly report on how Police Scotland is delivering against local priorities and keeping people safe. On this occasion we inspected Ayrshire Division which is subject of a separate report. Our findings have been published and are available on our HMICS website.
This inspection, which forms part of our published scrutiny programme, is the first in our Local Policing+ inspection programme and follows on from our pilot inspection of Fife Division. The learning from the pilot has been carried forward to ensure a robust evidence-led inspection that aims to assess the state, effectiveness and efficiency of Local Policing.