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HMICS Scrutiny Plan 2017-18

Our Annual Scrutiny Plan for 2017-18 sets out how HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) will meet its statutory purpose to inquire into the state, efficiency and effectiveness of both the Police...

National, HMICS Corporate Document 11 May 2017
HMICS Thematic Inspection of the Scottish Police Authority - Phase 1 Review of Openness and Transparency - Terms of Reference

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) has committed to a statutory inspection of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) as part of its Scrutiny Plan for...

National, Thematic Inspection 11 May 2017
HMICS Strategic Overview of Provision of Forensic Medical Services to Victims of Sexual Crime

The aim of this report is to provide a strategic overview of the forensic medical services provided to adult and child victims of sexual crime, and to give a high-level assessment of these services in terms of their current delivery against national policies and standards. It highlights...

National, Scrutiny Reports 30 Mar 2017
HMICS Audit and Assurance Review of Stop and Search Phase 2

The aim of our audit and assurance review was to follow-up on recommendations made within our Audit and Assurance Review of Stop and Search: Phase 1 report, published in March 2015, and undertake an independent audit of stop and search data.

The results of our Phase 2 review will provide...

National, Audit & Assurance Review 22 Feb 2017
Independent Assurance Review Police Scotland – Call Handling - Update Report

The aim of this report is to provide an update on the progress made by Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority in response to the HMICS Independent Assurance Review of Police Scotland’s Call Handling...

National, Audit & Assurance Review 24 Jan 2017
HMICS Strategic Review of Undercover Policing in Scotland - Terms of Reference

This strategic review of undercover policing in Scotland has been directed by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and will be undertaken by HMICS in terms of Section 74(1) of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act...

National, Review of Policing 11 Jan 2017
HMICS - Annual Report 2015-16

This annual report from Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) provides an update on how HMICS has carried out its statutory function for the period of 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and...

National, HMICS Annual Report 22 Dec 2016
HMICS - Inspection of Scottish Police Authority Forensic Services - Terms of Reference

HMICS has published terms of reference for its inspection of the Scottish Police Authority Forensic Service. The aim of this inspection is to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of leadership, governance,...

National, Thematic Inspection 01 Dec 2016
HMICS Audit and Assurance Review of Stop and Search: Phase 2 - Terms of Reference

HMICS has published terms of reference for our Audit and Assurance Review of Stop and Search: Phase 2. The aim of this audit and assurance review is to follow-up on recommendations made within our Audit and...

National, Audit & Assurance Review 04 Nov 2016
HMICS Crime Audit 2016

The aim of our audit was to assess the state, efficiency and effectiveness of crime recording by Police Scotland and the extent to which practice complies with the Scottish Crime Recording Standard and Counting Rules. We also assessed arrangements for the management, governance and internal...

National, Crime Audit Report 21 Sep 2016

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