The role of the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) was introduced in 2013 when the single Police Service of Scotland was established.

The Commissioner, who is appointed by Scottish Ministers, is independent of the police and delivers a free and impartial service. The role of the PIRC is to provide independent oversight, investigating incidents involving the police and reviewing the way the police handle complaints from the public.

Our aim is to secure public confidence in policing in Scotland.

What we do

In this section you can find out more about what we do in relation to both investigations and complaint handling reviews.

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Our People

We are led by Commissioner Michelle Macleod. Michelle leads the senior management team. Corporate Governance is overseen by our Audit and Accountability Committee, led by Chair Catherine Dyer CBE. Find out about Our People and overall staff composition.

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Our organisation

In this section, you can find information about our organisation, such as: our purpose & vision, priorities, intended outcomes and values; our financial information; our commitment to freedom of information and data protection and our corporate documentation.

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Work with us

A career with the PIRC offers a wide variety of interesting roles from Investigator to Review Officer, to finance and communications.

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