This inspection assesses the state, efficiency and effectiveness of local policing in Tayside Division, covering the Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross local authority areas. Tayside is the sixth division to be inspected under our Local Policing+ inspection programme, and many positive elements are highlighted in our inspection findings.
The divisional commander should ensure that Tayside Division has an intelligence requirement aligned to national and local priorities and that this is communicated to, and understood and acted upon by, officers.
The divisional commander should ensure that the role of the community police officer is clearly defined and that community officers understand the expectations upon them and receive training or guidance to carry out their role effectively.
Police Scotland and the divisional commander should review the availability of nationally, regionally and locally-based specialist teams out of hours.
Police Scotland should develop a vision and strategy for special constables and other volunteers.
The divisional commander should adopt an evaluative approach to his divisional and partnership initiatives.