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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Who we are: The Executive Team

Find out about the Commissioner and her Senior Management Team in these short biographies. You can also find out about the composition of the Commissioner's staff.

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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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