I independently investigate the most serious incidents involving the police. I also review the way the police handle complaints from the public.

KATE FRAME - PIRC COMMISSIONER

  • Our
    Purpose

    To independently investigate incidents involving the police and independently review the way the police handle complaints from the public.

  • Our
    Vision

    To secure public confidence in policing in Scotland by supporting continuous improvement, promoting positive change and thereby driving up standards.

  • Our
    Remit

    To carry out our functions as set out in the Police, Public Order & Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006, the PIRC (Investigations Procedure, Serious Incidents and Specified Weapons) Regulations 2013 and the Police Service of Scotland (Senior Officers) (Conduct) Regulations 2013.

Independent Investigations

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.

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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 our complaint handling review.  

About Complaint Handling Reviews

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