To carry out thorough and timely investigations of incidents involving the police
To carry out thorough and timely reviews of the way police handle complaints
To carry out our functions with a high level of efficiency, governance and accountability
We independently investigate incidents involving the police.
Find out more about this aspect of our work, including current investigations, published investigation reports (including information on what we can publish) and previous investigations.
Complaint Handling Reviews
We independently review the way in which police bodies operating in Scotland handle complaints made about them by members of the public.
Find out how to request a review of your complaint; what we do when you contact us about your complaint; and the possible outcomes of a complaint handling review.
Police interaction with man in Northern Isles was appropriate
25 February 2021
An independent investigation report has found that police acted appropriately in their interaction with a man, who was later found dead in his flat.
Review Team issues one recommendation to Police Scotland this week
23 February 2021
A Complaint Handling Review (CHR) published by the PIRC Review Team this week found one complaint not handled to a reasonable standard by Police Scotland.
Review Team addresses two complaints in CHR issued this week
16 February 2021
A Complaint Handling Review (CHR) published by the PIRC Review Team this week found one of two complaints not handled to a reasonable standard by Police Scotland.