Our Annual Scrutiny Plan for 2015-16 sets out how HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) will meet its statutory purpose to inquire into the state, efficiency and effectiveness of both the Police Service of Scotland (‘Police Scotland’) and the Scottish Police Authority.
This Plan is published in terms of Section 75 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 and sets out our priorities for inquiries over the next 12 months. It demonstrates how we will carry these out in a way that is proportionate, accountable and transparent.
We will keep this Plan under review and may from time to time revise it. In preparing our plan, we have consulted with a range of persons interested in policing and we will consult further prior to making any revisions. We will publish this Plan and any revised plan on our website and will make it directly accessible to those we consider are likely to have an interest in it.