HMICS Scrutiny Plan 2022-25

06 December 2022

12 April 2022

Domestic abuse, online fraud, missing persons, legitimacy and organisational culture are among the aspects of policing in Scotland which will be under review in the coming months and years.

The wide ranging inspections by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, which also include areas such as probationer training, strategic workforce planning, healthcare in custody and forensic services, are detailed in the body’s Scrutiny Plan which is published today (Tuesday 12th April).

Covering the next three years, it is the result of the most extensive consultation exercise conducted by HMICS with its partners and stakeholders including Police Scotland, its officers and staff; the Scottish Police Authority and was open to the public to comment.

The first three year plan from HMICS, it comes as Craig Naylor takes over the role of HM Chief Inspector, succeeding Mrs Gill Imery QPM who retired on April 1.

06 December 2022

In April 2022, HMICS produced a three-year scrutiny plan covering a wide range of inspection areas relating to policing, which was developed as a result of an extensive period of consultation. Since the publication of the plan, inspections of the Contact Assessment Model and Strategic Workforce Planning have been published. These inspections, and future inspections as they are published, can be found here.

HMICS accepts that the programme will evolve and require to take account of unplanned work and changes in the scrutiny risk environment. We maintain our commitment to regularly review the programme in consultation with our key stakeholders and as part of that commitment, a revised scrutiny plan has been published here. This plan will remain under review and will ensure that HMICS remains in a position to respond to any emerging areas of concern to provide the requisite level of inspection and assurance work.

02 August 2023

Following a further review of the HMICS Scrutiny Plan 2022-25, please find below the August 2023 update.

Publication type: 
HMICS Corporate document