Have your say about the improvement of policing in Scotland

Closed 21 Jan 2022

Opened 23 Dec 2021


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 have an established role in providing professional advice and guidance on policing in Scotland.

Our focus is on continuous improvement in policing across Scotland, for the benefit of the public.

Along with identifying areas for improvement, our inspections also seek to identify areas of good practice, ensuring these are recognised and shared nationally. Our small team has years of experience in Policing, Criminal Justice and other public sector organisations.

We also work closely with other inspectorate bodies and through joint inspections can provide influence and advice to many of the statutory partners Police Scotland works with, along with taking and sharing learning from these other organisations.

How you can get involved

We are currently in the process of creating our 3-year scrutiny plan, which will commence in April 2022. In forming our scrutiny plan, we are undertaking an extensive consultation and assessment process, which includes this survey for members of the public.

We are inviting you to have your say and contribute to HMICS' planning process. Police Scotland is supportive of the independent scrutiny HMICS can offer and are keen to promote the survey so that our scrutiny programme for the next 3 years focusses on the areas that matter the most

The survey will close at 2359 hours on 21st January 2022.

Further information

For more about HMICS, or to view some of our recent inspection reports, please visit our website at www.hmics.scot

Why your views matter

Inspection and scrutiny of policing in Scotland is vital so that Police Scotland delivers services of the hightest quality, that you expect and deserve. We would like you, the public, to help inform the areas of focus within our new 3-year scrutiny plan. 



  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Public consultation