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HMICS Local Policing+ Pilot Inspection of Fife Division

This inspection, which forms part of our published scrutiny programme, was conducted as a pilot to test our methodology of the Local Policing+ inspection programme, whilst at the same time undertaking a robust evidence-led inspection of Fife Division. The learning from the pilot will inform our...

Local Policing+, Fife 16 Oct 2014
HMICS Thematic Inspection of Police Custody Arrangements in Scotland

The aim of this thematic inspection was to assess the state, effectiveness and efficiency of police custody arrangements in Scotland and to assess the care and welfare of detainees.

Depriving people of their liberty for any reason comes with significant responsibility for their safety...

National, Thematic Inspection 11 Aug 2014
HMICS Scrutiny Plan 2014-15

Our Annual Scrutiny Plan for 2014-15 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...

National, HMICS Corporate Document 02 Jul 2014
HMICS Annual Report 2012-13

The purpose of this report is to provide commentary on the state, efficiency and effectiveness of policing in Scotland during 2012-13.

National, HMICS Annual Report 13 Dec 2013
HMICS Review of the Common Performance Management Platform Project

In December 2012, the Cabinet Secretary asked HM Inspectorate of Constabulary Scotland to carry out an inquiry into the Platform project to identify what happened and to draw out lessons for the future successful delivery of police ICT and, more generally, police projects.

A copy of the...

HMICS Corporate Document 21 Jun 2013
HMICS & The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) Memorandum of Understanding

The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 places a duty on the Police Investigation & Review Commissioner (PIRC) and HM Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland (HMICS) to co-operate and coordinate activity...

National, HMICS Corporate Document 01 May 2013
HMICS & Audit Scotland Memorandum of Understanding

The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 places a duty on HM Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland (HMICS) and the Auditor General for Scotland (AGS) to cooperate and coordinate activity with each other with...

National, HMICS Corporate Document 30 Apr 2013
Care and Welfare of persons detained in police custody in Scotland

This report is the result of a thematic inspection carried out by HMICS into the Care and Welfare of persons detained in police custody in Scotland.

National, Thematic Inspection 26 Jan 2013
Best Value in police authorities and police forces in Scotland: Overview report

Overview report on Best Value in the eight police authorities and police forces in Scotland.

National, Best Value Audit and Inspection 20 Nov 2012
Publication scheme - guide to information

A guide to information that HMICS makes available through the Model Publication Scheme produced and approved by...

HMICS Corporate Document 25 Apr 2012

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