Archive PCCS News
- 29 July 2011
Commissioner's latest complaint handling reviews published
Officer from Strathclyde Police to provide statement over alleged refusal to allow mother to identify dead son and woman wins challenge over strip search by Tayside Police
- 20 June 2011
Watchdog highlights shortcomings in complaints handling by Scottish forces
Professor McNeill said: "Public confidence in the police relies on the absolute certainty in the mind of the person making the complaint that it will be investigated fully and rigorously. When it comes to light that this has not been the case, it can detr
- 6 June 2011
Making progress, but still work to be done by Northern Constabulary
Eighteen months after an audit revealed weaknesses in its complaints analysis and recording procedures, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland has acknowledged the progress made by Northern Constabulary.
- 23 May 2011
Commissioner challenges police to explain legal basis for actions
Strathclyde Police and Lothian and Borders Police to explain to two members of the public the legal basis for their actions.
- 27 April 2011
Police watchdog calls on ACPOS to develop guidance on treatment of vulnerable prisoners
Scotland’s independent police watchdog is to call for the police and ACPOS to draw up guidance on when it is appropriate to order the full removal of a prisoner's clothing.
- 21 March 2011
Guiding principles steer police complaints in a new direction
As Scotland’s police contemplate a future with fewer forces or even as a single force, the man in charge of looking at how they handle complaints from the public has launched statutory guidance on complaints today (Monday 21 March).
- 18 March 2011
Commissioner reviews 500th complaint this year
The number of individual heads of complaint reviewed by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland this year passed the 500 mark in March.
- 7 March 2011
Police Complaints Commissioner draws up minimum standards for police complaint handling
Professor John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland, has laid out a package of measures that, if adopted, will see minimum standards in complaint handling and oversight of police across all eight police boards in Scotland.
- 14 February 2011
Forces criticised by Commissioner over 999 response times
Strathclyde and Lothian & Borders Police have been criticised by Professor John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland, following complaints by the public over police response times to 999 calls.
- 1 February 2011
Police Complaints Commissioner blasts transfer plan
The man in charge of looking into complaints about the police in Scotland has attacked plans to transfer his role to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) calling them “regressive” and potentially “damaging to public confidence in the police”.