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  • Public Counter Opening Hours: Fife Division (BSL version)

    The way people contact the police has changed a great deal over the years. People are using our public counters less. More people are now using other ways to contact the police, such as by telephone or online. This is happening in other places too as society changes, and is not unique to Fife or Scotland. Changes within our Contact, Command and Control (C3) Division, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, have seen an increase in remote and online... More
    Closed 30 January 2023
  • Violence Against Women and Girls: Your Stories

    At Police Scotland we are committed to listening to the experiences of our communities. We are developing a Violence against Women and Girls Strategy that will be informed by our values, ethics and service standards, and by understanding lived and living experience. The Scottish Government's 'Equally Safe' strategy sets out a vision for Scotland . Our own strategy will support what we do, and how we do it, alongside our partners in all sectors, to help achieve this vision for Scotland.... More
    Closed 16 October 2022
  • Women's Safety in Public Places - The City of Edinburgh Council Consultation

    This consultation is shared on behalf of The City of Edinburgh Council. At its meeting on 30 November 2021, the Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee approved a consultation into women and girls' feelings about safety in public spaces in Edinburgh. We recognise that many women and girls do not feel safe in public places and we are working to identify what makes particular areas and places feel safe or unsafe. We want to hear from all Edinburgh residents, particularly... More
    Closed 20 September 2022
  • Caithness: Your Police, You Decide

    Caithness Voluntary Group (CVG) and Police Scotland are working together on an approach called ' Participatory Budgeting '. This will involve local people having a say over how we spend £32,000 in the Caithness area. The project, called Your Police, You Decide , has been funded by the Scottish Government and aims to improve local democracy, ensuring that communities are more engaged with decision-making to improve safety and wellbeing. ... More
    Closed 24 July 2022
  • Scottish Fire & Rescue Service: Draft Strategic Plan Consultation

    The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) invites you to share your views on their draft Strategic Plan 2022-25 . Their Strategic Plan details the activities they want to achieve to contribute to the safety and wellbeing of Scottish communities, whilst keeping firefighters safe. As close partners, Police Scotland is hosting this link to the SFRS Consultation Hub to reach more people across Scotland's communities. Use the link below to have your say. More
    Closed 10 July 2022
  • Your Police 2021-2022

    Understanding the views and priorities of Scotland's diverse communities has played a vital role in shaping our response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Public feedback has driven positive changes to operational policing across Scotland during the most challenging of times. As the country moves out of lockdown, we continue to recognise the importance of understanding the views and priorities of Scotland's diverse communities. It is vital, especially as Scotland rebuilds from the... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • BSL Version: Your Police 2021-2022

    Understanding the views and priorities of Scotland's diverse communities has played a vital role in shaping our response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Public feedback has driven positive changes to operational policing across Scotland during the most challenging of times. As the country moves out of lockdown, we continue to recognise the importance of understanding the views and priorities of Scotland's diverse communities. It is vital, especially as... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Event Engagement Survey: About your experiences

    It is important to us that we understand the experiences of the public and listen to their views about the way we police events in Scotland. For this reason, we want to hear from those who have attended or experienced events in Scotland recently. What is an event? By 'event', we mean a gathering of people who come together for organised social, cultural or entertainment purposes such as festivals, concerts, sports or parades, or to engage in activity to express views... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • BSL Version - Event Engagement Survey: About your experiences

    It is important to us that we understand the experiences of the public and listen to their views about the way we police events in Scotland. For this reason, we want to hear from those who have attended or experienced events in Scotland recently. What is an event? By 'event', we mean a gathering of people who come together for organised social, cultural or entertainment purposes such as festivals, concerts, sports or parades, or to engage... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Have your say about the improvement of policing in Scotland

    This survey is being conducted by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland, an independent body responsible for the continuous improvement of policing across Scotland. Who we are HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) is established under the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 and has wide ranging powers to look into the ‘state, effectiveness and efficiency’ of both Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority. We also... More
    Closed 21 January 2022
  • Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People

    A new survey has been launched by LGBT Youth Scotland to gather the views and experiences of LGBT young people aged 13-25 about Life in Scotland. The survey aims to provide a snapshot of life across a whole range of areas, including education, the NHS, mental health, coming out, safety, work, home life, representation and the media. This is the third time they've run this five-yearly survey, and they want this one to be the biggest yet. It’s time for decision-makers in Scotland to hear... More
    Closed 22 December 2021
  • Alcohol & The Law - Alcohol Focus Scotland

    What information would you like to know about alcohol and the law and where would you usually go to find it? If you are aged 13-18, Alcohol Focus Scotland would like to hear your views. The survey will take about 2 minutes to complete. More
    Closed 5 November 2021
  • Police Scotland's Use of Body Worn Video: Public Consultation

    Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this consultation. Your views are important to us. We will be open and transparent in publishing the findings and how feedback has informed decisions and actions. We are seeking views to help shape the use of Body Worn Video by our police officers, staff and special constables when interacting with the public. The reasons for using Body Worn Video by Police Scotland to record interactions with the public include: •... More
    Closed 6 September 2021
  • BSL Version: Gaelic Language Plan 2021-26: Public Consultation

    This consultation seeks your views on the Police Scotland's draft Gaelic Language Plan 2021-26. Our draft plan was prepared within the framework of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, and seeks to support the National Gaelic Language Plan’s overarching aim that “Gaelic is used more often, by more people and in a wider range of situations”. The Plan sets out for comment our proposed commitments in support of the National Gaelic Language... More
    Closed 5 September 2021
  • Gaelic Language Plan 2021-26: Public Consultation

    This consultation seeks your views on the Police Scotland's draft Gaelic Language Plan 2021-26. Our draft plan was prepared within the framework of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, and seeks to support the National Gaelic Language Plan’s overarching aim that “Gaelic is used more often, by more people and in a wider range of situations”. The Plan sets out for comment our proposed commitments in support of the National Gaelic Language Plan to: ... More
    Closed 5 September 2021
  • BSL Version: Police Scotland's Use of Body Worn Video - Public Consultation

    Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this consultation. Your views are important to us. We will be open and transparent in publishing the findings and how feedback has informed decisions and actions. We are seeking views to help shape the use of Body Worn Video by our police officers, staff and special constables when interacting with the public. The reasons for using Body Worn Video by Police Scotland to record interactions with the public... More
    Closed 31 August 2021
  • How can we provide the best support to people affected by crime?

    This survey is about the aftercare options provided by Police Scotland for people who have been a survivor or witness of crime, although anyone can take part. It includes questions about referral to support services for people affected by crime. It also asks about the Victim Care Card, which provides aftercare information and important contact details. This survey has been produced in collaboration between Police Scotland and Victim Support Scotland. It asks for individual... More
    Closed 31 August 2021
  • Tell the Scottish Government what you think

    The Scottish Government are inviting anyone in Scotland to take part in Scotland's Open Government idea generation public workshops (5 topics around climate, data & digital, financial transparency, participation, and health), which are for feeding into Scotland’s Open Government National Action Plan. These will be held at the end of July 2021. Take part and have your say about the way we do democracy in government in Scotland! Key... More
    Closed 30 July 2021
  • Have you been affected by crime? Take part...

    The Scottish Government is carrying out a research project to review and improve communications, like leaflets, letters and web pages, which are provided by organisations, such as ourselves, to people who have been affected by crime. What is it about? As part of this project, research agency 2CV would like to speak to people affected by crime to ask them about communications they have received. This is completely voluntary, it will be done by video or phone call in... More
    Closed 30 July 2021
  • Corporate Parenting Plan 2021-24

    In April 2014, the Scottish Parliament passed a law called the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. In this Act, a range of organisations in Scotland became corporate parents to looked after children and care leavers. Police Scotland is a corporate parent. We will generally refer to our looked after children and care leavers as 'care experienced children and young people' as this is the term children and young people have asked us to use. Under the law, corporate parents must... More
    Closed 19 April 2021
  • Your Police 2020-2021

    We recognise the importance of understanding the views and priorities of Scotland's diverse communities. This is especially important during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This survey is a platform for you to give us your views and opinions during these challenging times, and beyond. The survey will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Please note that this platform is not about reporting crime or providing information about an incident. To find out ways to... More
    Closed 5 April 2021
  • Experience of using Police Scotland firearms and explosives licensing service 20/21

    We want to understand the experience of people who use our firearms and explosives licensing service. We invite certificate holders to share their experiences of the licensing process and to provide feedback about what works well and what could be improved. Whilst our aim is to meet our statutory responsibilities in respect of the legislation, we also recognise the importance of understanding your views and experience of the licensing service. Your feedback will help... More
    Closed 31 March 2021
  • Police Scotland's Use of Body Worn Video

    Overview We are seeking views to help shape the use of Body Worn Video by our police officers when interacting with the public. The reasons for using Body Worn Video by police to record interactions with the public include: • improve the quality of interactions with the public; • reduce and resolve complaints; • increase officer safety; • reduce delays to justice; and • lead to greater... More
    Closed 24 February 2021
  • British Sign Language (BSL) - A Fair and Inclusive Police Service for Scotland

    The video above provides an introduction to this survey. The British Sign Language translation for this survey is by Just Sign Ltd. Due to current pandemic situation, we're unable to provide subtitles to the videos included in this survey. Please contact us if you want to complete the survey in a different way. We are seeking views to help shape the development of our new Equality Outcomes. Police Scotland has a legal duty, under the Equality Act 2010, to identify... More
    Closed 29 January 2021
  • A Fair and Inclusive Police Service for Scotland

    We are seeking views to help shape the development of our new Equality Outcomes. Police Scotland has a legal duty, under the Equality Act 2010, to identify equality outcomes every 4 years to ensure that we can deliver the best service possible for all of our communities and our staff. It is important to us that our Equality Outcomes are representative of the views and priorities of the diverse communities we serve. The survey talks about protected groups - by this we mean... More
    Closed 29 January 2021
  • Policing for a safe, protected and resilient Scotland

    In December 2019 the Scottish Government updated its Strategic Police Priorities, prompting a refresh of the Scottish Police Authority's and Police Scotland’s strategic police plan and long term strategy for policing. We are pleased to introduce our refreshed Joint Strategy for Policing, Policing for a safe, protected and resilient Scotland, to set the future direction for policing in Scotland. Significant progress has been made in the three years since our first long-term... More
    Closed 2 March 2020
  • Your police

    Local policing is central to Police Scotland. We would like to know what issues you think we should prioritise, nationally and in your local area, as well as the best methods for communicating with you. Your views are important to us and we are committed to using this information to shape our policing priorities – both locally in your area and nationally. We will do this through analysing your feedback and looking at data from a number of other important sources... More
    Closed 31 December 2019
  • Children and young people - Police Scotland youth engagement

    Police Scotland want to listen to young people and learn about their views of the police - how we're currently working and what we could do better. We want to understand the issues that affect young people and influence the way the police work, now and in the future. As part of this engagement, we will be attending different festivals and events during the summer to talk to children and young people. This online survey complements our face-to-face engagement and encourages conversations... More
    Closed 1 December 2019
  • Survey on Police Scotland Football Engagement Strategy

    How do you want Police Scotland to engage with you about football policing? You can share your views as a football supporter or as a member of the public. Your feedback will contribute directly to a new football engagement strategy to make sure football supporters and communities are involved in how Police Scotland works at football. The insights from this survey will influence the way the police work. Our main objective is for all football policing operations... More
    Closed 29 November 2019
  • Shaping our direction and delivery 2019

    Police Scotland wants to hear from the public and our partners about how we shape the service that we provide. In 2017 we agreed a ten year strategy for how we want to build a sustainable service able to adapt to the needs of a changing Scotland. Since then, we have been planning for and delivering change, whilst continuing to provide the local and specialist services that keep people safe. Each year we are required to publish an Annual Police... More
    Closed 18 March 2019
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