Local Police Plans 2023-2026

Closed 12 Feb 2023

Opened 3 Nov 2022


The Chief Constable is responsible for the delivery of policing in Scotland. Section 47 of the Police & Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 requires that the local police commander must prepare a ‘Local Police Plan’. 

Our Local Police Plans explain how we will deliver on priorities in your local area over the next three years. We are currently developing plans for 2023-26.

Developing these plans offers the opportunity to work together with our partners and communities to understand the priorities for your local areas and adjust or improve what we do to keep people safe.

These plans are shaped by a range of views, data and assessment, including public feedback. Local policing teams have been out and about across Scotland over several months. They have also reviewed feedback from our Your Police survey, as well as partner and stakeholder feedback.

This survey helps us test how we have translated what people told us into the priorities for your area - the things we will do as your local policing division to respond to threat, risk and harm and keep people safe.

Complete the survey in a different way

This survey is available in Easy Read. If you need this, you can download it from the bottom of this page. 

Please let us know if you want to complete the survey in a different way (for example, over the phone) or require this information in another language or format: InsightEngagement@scotland.police.uk.

Reporting a crime or providing information about an incident

Please note that this platform is not for reporting crime, providing information about an incident, or asking us for help. To find out ways to contact the police, please visit our website. If you or someone else needs urgent police assistance, please dial 999 immediately.

Your personal information

Your response is anonymous and you will not be identified through the information you provide unless you choose to identify yourself in your responses.

At the end of the survey, we ask for personal details to ensure we receive a comprehensive range of responses. Please note that you do not have to answer these questions.

By completing this survey, you agree to Police Scotland using your anonymised data for analysis and reporting that will improve the service we provide.

Police Scotland is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We have robust procedures in place to ensure that any data that you provide is processed and stored securely. We will never pass your data on to any third parties without your express consent. We also meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 (General Data Protection Regulation or 'GDPR').

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If you are a young person aged 12-25, there is more information about how to claim your 150 Rewards points shown after you submit your response. Not a Member yet? Go to young.scot to sign up.


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