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.
Review Team addresses five complaints in CHR issued this week
20 January 2021
A Complaint Handling Review published by the PIRC Review Team this week found three of five complaints not handled to a reasonable standard by Police Scotland.
Review team publishes CHR examining eight complaints
08 January 2021
One CHR has been published by the Review team this week, which addressed eight complaints made against Police Scotland.
Five CHRs published by the Review Team
30 December 2020
Five Complaint Handling Reviews (CHRs) have been published by the Review team this week, which addressed a total of 17 complaints about Police Scotland.