Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) provides independent scrutiny of both Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority. Our approach is to support Police Scotland and the Authority to deliver services that are high quality, continually improving, effective and responsive to local needs.

We can inspect other UK police services that operate in Scotland and are members of the National Preventive Mechanism, inspecting police custody centres to monitor the treatment and conditions for detainees.

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Corporate Strategy 2014-17

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Scrutiny Plan 2015-16

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The aim of this inspection was to assess the treatment of and conditions for those detained in police custody centres located at Aikenhead Road and London Road in Glasgow.

This inspection was in addition to our regu...

19 Jul

The aim of our Assurance Review is to independently assess the state, effectiveness and efficiency of Police Scotland’s Counter Corruption Unit (CCU). The background to this review is outlined within our terms of reference...

27 Jun

Derek Penman, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland has today published his independent Assurance Review of Police Scotland’s Counter Corruption Unit.

This review was requested by the Scottish Police A...

27 Jun


Found helpful infographic in report re 2013/14 https://t.co/i1MwwBIp14
5 days 22 hours ago
. publish Inspection of custody centres at Aikenhead and London road, Glasgow: https://t.co/VSdqMhkcAJ
1 month 1 week ago
Time for Kent corruption: Infratil, Thor, Grabiner etc. Scared cops. Time for Change
1 month 3 weeks ago

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HMICS reports are available on Scotland’s national public information notices (PINS) portal.