02 September 2022
18 May 2022
PIRC charity cheque presentation
16 December 2021
Annual Report 2020-21: Continuing to foster more of a learning culture within policing
14 May 2021
PIRC announces Chris’s House as charity of the year 2021-22
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) is delighted to announce our staff have chosen to support Chris’s House as our charity of the year 2021-22.Read more
03 May 2021
Business Plan: challenging year, but cautious optimism for months ahead
The PIRC 2021-22 Business Plan, outlining the organisation’s key priorities for the year ahead, has been published. Commissioner Michelle Macleod has commended staff for coping during COVID-19 and is cautiously optimistic for the next 12 months.Read more
16 November 2020
Annual Report: Learning key to improving confidence in policing
The PIRC Annual Report and Accounts has highlighted a culture of learning and development as key to improving confidence in policing in Scotland.
The report, published today, also points to more constructive engagement with policing bodies.Read more
11 November 2020
Commissioner responds to final report on Dame Angiolini policing review
The final report of an independent review of complaints, investigations and misconduct issues in relation to policing in Scotland has been published today.
The report by Dame Elish Angiolini was commissioned by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and the Lord Advocate in June 2018.
Commissioner Michelle Macleod provides her response to the findings made by Dame Angiolini.Read more
26 June 2020
Business Plan outlines our four key priorities for year ahead
The PIRC Business Plan for 2020-21 has been published, outlining the organisation’s four key priorities for the year.Read more
27 May 2020
Police response to man threatening to burn down Pharmacy was proportionate
An independent investigation report has found that police acted proportionally in dealing with a man who ignored ‘social distancing’ rules and threatened Pharmacy staff.Read more
20 August 2019
Senior Solicitor begins new role as Commissioner
Senior Solicitor Michelle Macleod has taken up her position as Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC).
Michelle, who was appointed by the Cabinet Secretary in June, started her five-year term as Commissioner on Saturday 17 August 2019. She was previously Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector for the Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland.Read more