Archive PCCS News
- 21 July 2010
PCCS procurement announcement
The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland is seeking to procure professional services for the provision of internal auditing services, for the period October 2010 – March 2014.
- 24 June 2010
Mixed picture for police complaints in Scotland
In his latest set of reviews published today (24 June 2010), Scotland's Police Complaints Commissioner Professor John McNeill, found that 16 out of 26 complaints were handled reasonably by the police, but makes four specific recommendations for action
- 15 June 2010
Complaints Commissioner signs agreement with MoD Police in Scotland
The Ministry of Defence Police is the latest policing body to come within the remit of Professor John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland.
- 20 May 2010
Commissioner praises parents for helping change how police respond to road traffic incidents in rural areas
Since 2003 the parents of a cyclist killed in a road traffic incident have criticised Strathclyde Police about its handling of the incident and its aftermath. They asked the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland to review how Strathclyde Police hand
- 5 May 2010
Police Complaints Commissioner appointed to Glasgow Caledonian University
Scotland's Police Complaints Commissioner John McNeill has been appointed as Honorary Visiting Professor to the Institute for Society and Social Justice Research at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).
- 28 April 2010
Commissioner calls for “unreserved apology” from Tayside Police
Tayside Police have been asked to apologise "unreservedly" to a member of the public for comments made by one of its civilian members of staff involved in the investigation of an alleged wildlife crime by two former workers on a country estate in Tayside.
- 26 April 2010
Second Scottish force called on to review Appropriate Adult Policy following complaints
John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland, has recommended that Northern Constabulary reviews its current procedures relating to the use of appropriate adults, following a complaint from a member of the public.
- 1 April 2010
Holding to Account seminar
On Wednesday 31 March, John McNeill the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland spoke to representatives from the eight police authorities and boards at a seminar at Discovery Point in Dundee. The seminar set out the future direction of travel for PC
- 23 March 2010
Fife Constabulary take complaints to PCCS
Fife Constabulary has been commended by John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS) for the way it responded to "repetitive" complaints and for its decision to refer the case to his office, when its efforts to resolve the matter w
- 22 March 2010
PCCS & UK Border Agency agree new independent complaints review system
On Monday 22 March 2010, John McNeill signed an agreement with Lisa Kilham from the UK Border Agency to allow PCCS to independently review how the UK Border Agency handles certain complaints about it from members of the public in Scotland.