Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis our office is closed and as a result we will be providing a reduced service. Temporary arrangements for dealing with public enquiries are now in place. Calls to our general telephone number are not being monitored full time, so please email to enquiries@pirc.gov.scot or post your enquiry. Only if urgent, leave a message and we will endeavour to get back to you. Further email contact details are available at the foot of the Home Page. We thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

  • Our

    To carry out thorough and timely investigations of incidents involving the police

  • Our

    To carry out thorough and timely reviews of the way police handle complaints

  • Our

    To carry out our functions with a high level of efficiency, governance and accountability

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.

More about 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.  

About Complaint Handling Reviews


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