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.

Find out more about HMICS

Inspection reports

Read our latest inspection reports

Corporate Strategy 2014-17

Read our Corporate Strategy 2014-17

Scrutiny Plan 2014-15

Read our Scrutiny Plan 2014-15

Get involved

How you can get involved


This annual report from Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland (...

19 Dec

HM Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland Annual Report 2013/2014

The reform of Scottish policing has been effective with front...

19 Dec


The fifth annual report of the UK’s national mechanism...

04 Dec


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