HMICS - An Assurance Review - Policing of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26)

24 June 2021

The United Kingdom Government will host the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) which brings together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.  The conference is scheduled to take place at the Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, between 1 November and 12 November 2021.  COP26 will be the biggest international summit hosted by the UK and the largest policing event conducted by Police Scotland. 

The aim of the HMICS assurance review is to provide independent assessment of the state, effectiveness and efficiency of policing arrangements for COP26 with focused assurance work across three key areas:

  • Police Scotland’s business as usual capacity and capability arrangements for non-COP26 related policing activity
  • Police Scotland’s arrangements for monitoring and supporting staff wellbeing pre, during and post COP26
  • Police Scotland’s co-ordination, management and mobilisation of resources including mutual aid support in response to COP26

You can read our report here.


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