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.