Archive PCCS News
- 28 October 2009
Public awareness of PCCS leads to more enquiries and more reviews
The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS) published his second Annual Report today (28 October 2009). The 2008/09 report takes as its theme the broad scope of the Commissioner's influence into how complaints from the public are handled by the
- 19 October 2009
Complaints Commissioner calls for transparency on police misconduct decisions
The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland has issued guidance to the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) on how Scotland’s police should communicate its decisions to members of the public on whether or not to pursue misconduct p
- 12 October 2009
Northern Constabulary to make changes following PCCS Audit
Following an audit of the complaints about the police management process operated by the Northern Constabulary, John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS), has made seven recommendations to improve how complaints from the public.
- 5 October 2009
Public confidence in policing linked to how well they handle complaints
The public’s confidence in the police is directly linked to how well their complaints are handled, according to John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland.
- 9 September 2009
PCCS extends reach to serious crime
The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland has signed an agreement with the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) to review how SOCA has handled complaints made to it by members of the public in Scotland.
- 3 September 2009
Commissioner to meet Chief Constables
Over the next few weeks the new Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland, John McNeill, will meet with Chief Constables and senior staff from each of Scotland's eight police forces, representatives from policing bodies, the police staff associations an
- 5 August 2009
Appointment of new Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland
John McNeill has been appointed by Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill as the new Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland.