Archive PCCS News
- 11 January 2011
Commissioner and Crown have an understanding
The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS) and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote a more effective and efficient working relationship between the two agencies
- 6 December 2010
Complaints against Scotland's police down by 6%
Figures released today (Monday 6 December) by Scotland’s Police Complaints Commissioner reveal that complaints about police bodies operating in Scotland have fallen for the first time in four years.
- 29 November 2010
Commissioner opens consultation on police complaints to the public
Professor John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland is taking his modernising agenda to the public with a public consultation on the way that the police handle complaints from the public.
- 15 November 2010
Commissioner sends complaints back to force to re-examine
Seven out of the 11 complaint reviews published today (Monday 15 November) by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland are to be returned to the forces concerned for further work on some aspects of their response.
- 4 October 2010
Applications to Police Complaints Commissioner up 19% in one year
The number of people turning to the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland is on the increase, according to the organisation's Annual Report published today (4 October 2010).
- 13 September 2010
Commissioner steps in to end campaign against Strathclyde Police
Following 82 letters and numerous failed legal proceedings against Strathclyde Police stretching back over eight years, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland has today (Monday 13 September) stepped in to try to bring to an end one man's campaign
- 30 August 2010
Commissioner instructs police to reconsider complaint
The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland, Professor John McNeill, has instructed Fife Constabulary to carry out a reconsideration of a complaint arising from its investigation into alleged offences by the applicant’s son.
- 3 August 2010
Public needs evidence that police are learning lessons, says Commissioner
Reviews from the PCCS published on Monday 2 August contain some good news for the police. Of the 30 heads of complaint the Commissionerfound that 22 had been handled reasonably. At the same time he went on to identify four learning points for the police.
- 27 July 2010
Learning Point & Quality Matters
As part of his commitment to secure efficient and effective complaint handling,the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland has published the first issue of "Learning Point".
- 22 July 2010
Commissioner to audit "complaints capability" of Scotland's police boards
Scotland's eight police boards and authorities are to be audited by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland.