Our purpose and vision is to increase public confidence in policing through independent scrutiny of police actions and promoting continuous improvement.

  • 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

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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 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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