Monitoring and improving policing in Scotland

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland (HMICS) exists to assure Scottish Parliament and the people of Scotland as to the effectiveness and efficiency of the police service in Scotland.

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Inspection reports

Read our latest inspection reports

Effective practice

Effective practice in Scottish policing

Workplan 2013/14

Our workplan plan for 2013/14

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How you can get involved


Derek Penman has taken up post as HM Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland, after being appointed by Her Majesty The Queen by Royal...

31 Jan

It is essential that the public are confident that crimes are recorded accurately and ethically by the police, and that Police Scotland...

13 Dec

The purpose of this report is to provide commentary on the state, efficiency and effectiveness of policing in Scotland...

13 Dec


Can you help trace 16 year-old Kimberley Martin, missing from the Paisley area? Please RT.
16 hours 55 min ago
RT @EastLothPolice: The Little Book of Big Scams- an audio version is also available #beatdoorstepcrime
17 hours 30 min ago
Please remember that our social media channels shouldn't be used to report crime. If it's not a 999 emergency please dial 101. Thanks.
18 hours 9 min ago

Tell Me Scotland

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