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

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Latest

JUSTICE COMMITTEE

EVIDENCE SESSION BRIEFING FROM...

19 Aug

We have published this updated version of our Plan (August 2014) as part of our commitment to keep it under regular review. This takes...

15 Aug

ISSUED JOINTLY ON BEHALF OF HM INSPECTORATE OF CONSTABULARY IN SCOTLAND AND THE SCOTTISH POLICE AUTHORITY

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14 Aug

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brief Justice Committee, focus on future sustainability, localism and scrutiny to achieve benefits of police reform http://t.co/qoltvPUvy8
17 hours 20 min ago
@HMICS says @policescotland should view risk proportionately & have up to 3 detainees per cell http://t.co/mANe4ENpsb Will England follow?
1 day 20 hours ago
http://t.co/hL6VeBkCt4 @scotgov justice committee meeying with @hmics to discuss #policereform
4 days 17 hours ago

Tell Me Scotland

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