Archive PCCS News
- 27 January 2012
Policing in the 21st Century conference, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, 24 January 2012
Transcript: "Governance, accountability and public confidence" - a speech by Professor John McNeill, Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland
- 11 January 2012
Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary complaints recording “essentially sound”, according to PCCS audit
Following an audit of complaint recording practices at Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, Professor John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland has awarded the force a rating of “Substantial Assurance”.
- 4 January 2012
Scotland's police need to get better at handling complaints locally
Professor John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS), has criticised Scotland's largest force for the way a local station handled a series of complaints from a member of the public.
- 21 November 2011
Commissioner awards Fife Constabulary highest possible rating following audit
Fife Constabulary has been handed a clean bill of health for its initial complaint recording practices following an audit by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland.
- 14 November 2011
Police fell foul of EU residency rules when seizing vehicle, according to PCCS
An EU national working in Scotland, who took his case all the way to the High Court to have his conviction for driving an uninsured vehicle quashed, should receive an apology from Strathclyde Police for the unlawful seizure of his car, according to the Po
- 27 October 2011
Police Complaints Commissioner to advise university on Masters course content
Professor John McNeill, Scotland’s Police Complaints Commissioner, is to advise Queen Margaret University (QMU) on complaints and the role of the Ombudsman.
- 20 October 2011
Commissioner calls for an apology after man not told that detention was unlawful
A man who complained to the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland about rudeness and unprofessional comments by officers from Strathclyde Police was not told that he had been wrongfully detained.
- 11 October 2011
Complaint allegations against Scottish police forces fall to three year low
A new report published today (11 October 2011) by Professor John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland, shows that in the year to 31 March 2011 complaint allegations about the police have fallen by 8.8% to 7009, a three year low.
- 23 September 2011
Spotlight on police as Commissioner examines wrongful arrest claims
Professor John McNeill, Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland said: "The cases I have highlighted this month deal with the fundamental issues around decisions by the police to deprive people of their liberty."
- 5 September 2011
Applications to Police Complaints Commissioner on the increase
Almost 600 members of the public contacted the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS) in the last year to find out how to make a complaint about the police, a 48 per cent increase on last year.