HMICS & The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) Memorandum of Understanding

01 May 2013

The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 places a duty on the Police Investigation & Review Commissioner (PIRC) and HM Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland (HMICS) to co-operate and coordinate activity with one another with a view to improving how they carry out their respective functions.

This Memorandum of Understanding sets out how it is intended to fulfil these duties. It describes respective powers and responsibilities and proposes a framework for collaborative working. This framework is designed to  optimise the skills and experience involved in inspections, reviews or investigations, avoid duplication of effort and minimise the burden of scrutiny.

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