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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We inspected Kittybrewster in March 2015. This was an unannounced inspection during which we assessed the physical environment at...

14 May

HMICS Publish Inspection of custody centre in...

14 May

This inspection, which forms part of our published scrutiny programme, is the second in our Local Policing+ inspection programme. It...

14 May


Keep an eye on our @PolScotCollege account for behind-the-scene updates as new recruits go through their paces... http://t.co/s3IjkDu2Rd
8 hours 22 min ago
@dawnimo1 @polscotbpc @PolScotCollege Thanks Dawn - a wee typo! Will update :-)
8 hours 23 min ago
If out & about this bank holiday, enjoy yourself & keep safe! You'll find plenty of tips on how to do just that via: http://t.co/kO5llgmAtQ
9 hours 24 min ago

Tell Me Scotland

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