HMICS Scrutiny Plan 2019-20

29 March 2019

Our Annual Scrutiny Plan for 2019-20 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 (SPA). It is published in terms of Section 75 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 and sets out our scrutiny priorities from April 2019 until March 2020.

We keep this plan under review and changes can be made over the course of the year. We have consulted with a wide range of people (see appendix) interested in policing to arrive at this plan, and will consult further prior to making any revisions. We will publish this plan and any revised version on our website and make it directly accessible to those we consider likely to have an interest in it.

Our approach is to support Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority to deliver services that are high quality, continually improving, effective and responsive to local needs.

 

11 October 2019

2019-20 Scrutiny Plan Revisions:

The HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) Annual Scrutiny Plan for 2019-20 was published in March 2019, setting out how we will meet our statutory purpose to inquire into the state, efficiency and effectiveness of both the Police Service of Scotland (Police Scotland) and the Scottish Police Authority (SPA). It was published in terms of Section 75 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 and set out our scrutiny programme from April 2019 until March 2020.

In keeping with our statutory duty, we have kept this plan under review throughout the year in assessing and responding to competing scrutiny priorities. This has resulted in planned scrutiny activity being deferred and new priorities being identified. These revisions included the addition of a strategic review of Hate Crime and an Assurance Review of progress on recommendations from ‘An Independent Review of Football Policing in Scotland’. The scrutiny plan also amends the proposed Cybercrime – Online Child Abuse inspection to a Strategic review of Police Scotland’s response to online child sexual abuse.  

Publication type: 
HMICS Corporate document