Archive PCCS News
- 30 July 2012
Use of force and forced entry complaints feature in latest reports from police watchdog
This month the Commissioner published eight reports, known as complaint handling reviews, containing 30 individual complaints. Nineteen were found to have been handled reasonably by the police and the remaining 11 were not.
- 25 June 2012
Commissioner identifies a learning point for the police
Professor John McNeill, Scotland’s Police Complaints Commissioner, has written to two forces highlighting what he sees as shortcomings in statements taken from officers during complaint investigations.
- 13 June 2012
Statement from Professor John McNeill in respect of CHR PCCS-00244-11-PF-SP
- 3 May 2012
Lothian and Borders Police awarded second highest rating following PCCS audit
Lothian and Borders Police have been awarded the second highest rating available following an audit of the force’s initial complaint recording practices by PCCS.
- 17 April 2012
New research paves the way for different approach to ‘querulous’ complainers
New research published today [17 April 2012] by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland suggests that it may be possible to identify at an early stage those who are likely to become querulous.
- 22 March 2012
99 per cent certainty that Grampian Police record complaints accurately, according to Police Complaints Commissioner
Grampian Police is the latest Scottish force to receive an assurance rating of “substantial”, the second highest available, for its initial complaint recording practices.
- 13 March 2012
No complaints from police watchdog following audit of Tayside Police
Tayside Police has been awarded an assurance rating of “substantial” following an audit by the police watchdog, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS).
- 20 February 2012
"kettled" protestor's complaint should be re-examined, according to police watchdog
A complaint by a protestor who was "kettled" during a demonstration in January 2011 should be re-examined by Strathclyde Police, according to Professor John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland.
- 9 February 2012
Top rating for Northern Constabulary following PCCS audit
The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland has awarded Northern Constabulary the highest rating of "Full Assurance", following an audit of its initial complaints recording process in November last year.
- 6 February 2012
Well-trained staff and sophisticated procedures get Central Scotland Police second highest rating following complaints audit
An audit published today (6 February 2012) by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland, has found that complaint recording by Central Scotland Police is "generally robust" with sophisticated procedures for handling correspondence and well-trained s