The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner, Kate Frame, has published her 2016-17 Annual Report today, 13 December 2017.
The report, covering the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, highlights the increasing demand for the organisation’s services.
The Investigations team experienced a 34% increase in the number of independent investigations carried out, with a significant number of complex referrals passed to the PIRC by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).
Our Review team also saw a 23% increase in the number of complaints received about the police.
In her report, Commissioner Kate Frame said: "Despite the increasing demand for our services in a very challenging environment, my staff have adapted to meet that demand without compromising the quality of our work.
"I firmly believe that through the dedication of the staff in all our departments to promoting learning and best practice, we are demonstrating our commitment to raising the standard of policing throughout Scotland."
You can read the full report here.