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Local Policing+ Inspection of the Management of Intelligence in Ayrshire Division and the National Intelligence Bureau

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...

Local Policing+, National, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire 27 Mar 2015
HMICS Local Policing+ Inspection Programme - Inspection of Ayrshire Division

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...

Local Policing+, National, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire 26 Feb 2015
HMICS LP+ Missing Persons - Terms of Reference - January 2015

HMICS – Local Policing+ Inspection: the management of vulnerable adults, children and young people reported missing in Police Scotland Aberdeen Division.

Terms of Reference: 21 January 2015


Local Policing+, National, Aberdeen City 21 Jan 2015
HMICS Local Policing+ Inspection of the Investigative Approach to Rape in Fife Division

This aim of this inspection was to assess the state, effectiveness and efficiency of Police Scotland’s approach to the investigation of rape. Whilst we have examined the investigative approach through the lens of local policing in Fife, we have also had regard to the national approach to rape...

Local Policing+, National, Fife 22 Dec 2014
HMICS Annual Report 2013-14

This annual report from Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) provides an update on how HMICS has carried out its statutory function for the period of 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 and follows...

National, HMICS Annual Report 19 Dec 2014
HMICS Crime Audit 2014

The aim of our audit was to assess the state, efficiency and effectiveness of crime recording by Police Scotland and the extent to which recording practice complies with the Scottish Crime Recording Standard and the Scottish Government’s Counting Rules. The results of the audit will provide the...

National, Audit & Assurance Review 12 Nov 2014
HMICS - Review of Scottish Police Authority - Terms of Reference


HMICS has published its Terms of Reference for its first review of the Scottish Police Authority.

HMICS made a commitment in its Scrutiny Plan for 2014-15 to...

National, Continuous Improvement Review 07 Nov 2014
HMICS - Audit and Assurance Review of Stop and Search: Phase 1 - Terms of Reference


HMICS has published its Terms of Reference for the first phase of its Audit and Assurance Review of Stop and Search activity within Police Scotland.

The overall aim of...

National, Audit & Assurance Review 30 Oct 2014
Joint thematic review of MAPPA in Scotland Terms of Reference

HMICS and the Care Inspectorate have given a commitment to work collaboratively with other scrutiny bodies to undertake a proportionate, risk-based and intelligence led review of the multi-agency public protection...

National, Audit & Assurance Review 29 Oct 2014
HMICS - Review of Standing Firearms Authority for Armed Response Vehicle Crews within Police Scotland

The aim of this review is to assess the current practices by Police Scotland in relation to the Standing Authority for the Issue and Carriage of Firearms in terms of the compliance with the relevant guidance, procedures and recognised best practice.

Our assessment has been informed...

National, Audit & Assurance Review 27 Oct 2014