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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Our Annual Scrutiny Plan for 2015-16 sets out how HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (...

02 Jul

The aim of this inspection was to assess the state, effectiveness and efficiency of the investigative arrangements for adults, children...

22 Jun

Missing person inquiries across Scotland have benefitted from a more consistent approach and better access to specialist resources in...

22 Jun


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