Thematic Inspection of the Scottish Police Authority - Phase 1 Review of Openness and Transparency - Terms of Reference

11 May 2017

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) has committed to a statutory inspection of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) as part of its Scrutiny Plan for 2017/18. On 9 December 2016, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary wrote to the Chair of the SPA, advising him of the inspection and confirming that it would provide an opportunity to review the Authority’s new governance arrangements and supporting protocols; as well as provide a wider review of the Authority, the work of its officers and the services it provides.

HMICS initially planned to conduct this inspection using a phased approach throughout 2017-18, building an extensive evidence base to support an assessment of the overall state, effectiveness and efficiency of the Scottish Police Authority and publishing its report in January 2018.

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