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 our complaint handling review.
Review Team issues 9 actions to Police Scotland in CHRs published today
16 September 2019
In three Complaint Handling Reviews (CHRS) published today, the Review Team found that of the 10 complaints, half were handled to a reasonable standard by Police Scotland.
Serious assault could have been prevented, report finds
12 September 2019
An investigation report has found that if police had attended an initial report of a serious assault they could have prevented a subsequent attack on a man, which left him seriously injured and permanently disfigured.
Police not at fault for collision between marked police car and two other vehicles
09 September 2019
An investigation report has found that a police driver was not to blame for a collision involving their vehicle and two other cars being driven by members of the public.