Archive PCCS News
- 26 February 2013
Police complaints recording procedures in good shape ahead of new police service in Scotland
An audit by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland shows that over 99 per cent of complaint allegations made by the public about the police are recorded correctly before being investigated.
- 11 February 2013
Former Care Inspectorate regional manager joins police watchdog as Head of Investigations
The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS) has appointed Irene Scullion to the new post of Head of Investigations as he prepares to take on an expanded remit from April.
- 7 February 2013
Police Complaints Commissioner appoints Communications Officer
Kirsty Gordon has joined as the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS) as Communications Officer.
- 16 November 2012
Complaints follow tractor collision in Tayside
A man, who required hospital treatment after the car he was driving collided with a tractor, could have his case reconsidered by Tayside Police, following a report by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland.
- 10 October 2012
Police Complaints Commissioner appoints Director of Investigations
John Mitchell has been appointed as the first Director of Investigations working for Professor John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS).
- 8 October 2012
Complaints allegations about the police increase this year
Complaint allegations made against Scottish police officers have increased by 13 per cent in the last year, according to figures released today (Monday 8 October) by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland.
- 20 September 2012
Commissioner to test complaints systems ahead of single force in Scotland
The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland is to carry out a series of audits across Scotland's eight police forces examining how they categorise and handle complaints from the public.
- 14 September 2012
PCCS begins search for first Director of Investigations
Professor John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS), has today (14 September) launched a search for the organisation's first-ever Director of Investigations.
- 6 September 2012
Two thirds of complaints handled reasonably by police
In his third Annual Report as Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland, Professor John McNeill has highlighted evidence of improvements in the way that police handle complaints from the public and said that it bodes well for the single force.
- 23 August 2012
Complainer should be told the outcome of review of procedures, says police complaints commissioner
A man who complained about a senior officer in Lothian and Borders Police should be informed of the outcome of a review of the force's complaints procedures requested by the Joint Police Board who looked at his case, according to the Police Complaints Com