We are the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner for Scotland. Our role is to independently investigate incidents involving the police and independently review the way the police handle complaints from the public.

"Our aim is to increase public confidence in the police by scrutinising their actions and ensuring lessons are learned to improve the standard of service given to the public."

Michelle Macleod, Commissioner



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

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

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

Independent Investigations

We independently investigate incidents involving policing bodies in Scotland. 

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 policing bodies 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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