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.
We keep this plan under review and may from time to time revise it. In preparing our plan, we have consulted with a range of people interested in policing and we will consult further prior to making any revisions. We will publish this Plan and any revised plan on our website and will make it directly accessible to those we consider are likely to have an interest in it.
Our approach is to support Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority to deliver services that are high quality, continually improving, effective and responsive to local needs.