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  1. Justice Analytical Services Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report, July 2022 edition

    This is a monthly data summary report with an overview of a number of important justice and safer communities statistics.

  2. Surrender and compensation scheme in Scotland for certain offensive weapons: guidance

    This guidance provides detailed information on why a Surrender and Compensation Scheme in Scotland for certain offensive weapons is necessary. It also provides guidance on how to surrender an eligible weapon to Police Scotland and receive compensation if appropriate.

  3. Justice Analytical Services (JAS) safer communities and justice statistics monthly data report: June 2022 edition

    Monthly data summary report with an overview of a number of important justice and safer communities statistics.

  4. Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill passes

    New laws will ensure safety for people across Scotland.

  5. Complaints, investigations and misconduct in policing - implementation of recommendations: thematic progress report – June 2022

    Third thematic progress report following publication of the independent review of complaints, investigations and misconduct in policing in Scotland, setting out implementation progress with details of the status and lead responsibility for each recommendation.

  6. Miners’ Strike Pardon Bill passes

    Key legislation will pardon former miners of certain offences.

  7. Equally Safe - short life delivery plan: summer 2022 to autumn 2023

    A refresh of the Equally Safe Delivery Plan outlining the joint commitment of the Scottish Government and COSLA to preventing and eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls and tackling the underpinning attitudes that perpetuate it.

  8. Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2018-19 and 2019-20

    Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved or where a firearm was stolen.

  9. Justice Analytical Services Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report: May 2022 edition

    This report provides, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It covers many different topics including crime, policing, community safety, courts and prisons.

  10. Police complaints and misconduct

    Consultation launched on new legislation.

  11. Police complaints, investigations and misconduct - legislation: consultation

    The aim of the consultation is to seek views on legislative proposals with a view to delivering new laws that improve transparency and further strengthen public confidence in policing following Dame Elish Angiolini's review into Police Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct issues.

  12. Victims’ consultation launches

    Putting people at the heart of the justice system.

  13. Bail supervision: national guidance

    This document provides revised guidance for the operation of bail supervision setting out standards and expectations to support the consistent delivery of the service across Scotland.

  14. Police officer quarterly strength statistics: 31 March 2022

    Statistics on police officer quarterly strength, which gives the number of full-time equivalent police officers employed by Police Scotland.

  15. Police Negotiating Board circular 2022-02: COP26 allowances

    Circulars providing updates on agreements covering police terms and conditions.

  16. Police Negotiating Board circular 2022-01: double-lock rest day compensation

    Circulars providing updates on agreements covering police terms and conditions.

  17. Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS): information

    This leaflet provides information on how to Self-refer to a Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS). It provides information on accessing healthcare through NHS Scotland for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

  18. Victims will benefit from key support

    £48m funding underlines government commitment.

  19. Water Safety Action Plan

    New safety measures introduced to protect the public.

  20. Offensive Weapons Act 2019: Scottish statutory guidance

    This guidance covers provisions in the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 that extend only to Scotland and others which apply throughout the UK but which have a different effect in Scotland to other parts of the UK.

  21. New Bairns’ Hoose appointment

    Post will drive improvements for children.

  22. New vision for justice

    Victims placed at the heart of ensuring just, safe, and resilient communities.

  23. Historic miners’ pardon Bill published

    Key legislation aims to pardon workers of certain offences and restore dignity.

  24. Recorded crime remains at low levels

    Crimes in four key areas down in the past year.

  25. Inspection of the management of criminal allegations against the police by COPFS

    HM Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland's report on how criminal allegations against the police are dealt with by Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

  26. Backing for staff facing abuse

    Wearing of face coverings vital to limit COVID-19 spread.

  27. Complaints handling, investigations and misconduct issues in relation to policing - final report: joint Scottish Government and Crown Office response

    Joint response to Dame Elish Angiolini from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Lord Advocate following publication of the final report of her independent review of complaints handling, investigations and misconduct issues in relation to policing In Scotland.

  28. Complaints, investigations and misconduct in policing - implementation of recommendations: thematic progress report - June 2021

    First thematic progress report following publication of Dame Elish Angiolini's Final Report setting out implementation progress with details of the status and lead responsibility for each recommendation.

  29. Recorded Crime in Scotland: April 2021

    Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland for April 2021.

  30. Recorded Crime in Scotland: March 2021

    Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland for March 2021.

  31. Scottish Police Authority appointees

    Six new members to strengthen the Board.

  32. Additional £10 million for modernising police fleet

    Investment to reduce emissions.

  33. Recorded crime statistics: February 2021

    Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland for February 2021.

  34. Miners' strike 1984 to 1985 pardon: consultation

    This consultation paper seeks views on suitable qualifying criteria for a collective pardon to be given to miners who were convicted of matters relating to the miners’ strike of 1984 to 1985.

  35. Inspection of the management of criminal allegations against the police by COPFS: terms of reference

    Terms of Reference for HM Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland's inspection of the management of criminal allegations against the police by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

  36. Recorded Crime in Scotland: January 2021

    Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland for January 2021.

  37. Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010: guidance - updated

    Guidance is provided in accordance with the duty upon the Scottish Ministers under section 12(1) of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 to issue guidance to local authorities in relation to the exercise of their functions and the functions of authorised officers under the 2010 Act.

  38. Foreign travel health rules updated

    Final planned adjustments of 2020 to quarantine exemptions.

  39. Independent police complaints review

    Dame Elish Angiolini’s final report published.

  40. Policing - complaints handling, investigations and misconduct issues: independent review

    First independent review of complaint handling, misconduct and investigations since the creation of new policing structures in 2013. Dame Elish Angiolini reviewed the effectiveness of the new systems for dealing with complaints against the police, how well complaints are investigated and the processes involved.

  41. Pardon for miners convicted during strike

    Justice Secretary welcomes independent review report.

  42. Policing of the miners' strike 1984-1985 - impact on communities: independent review

    This is the final report from the independent review that was commissioned to investigate and report on the impact on communities in Scotland on the policing of the miners' strike 1984 to 1985.

  43. Strategic police priorities: Fairer Scotland assessment summary

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment on the revision of the Strategic Police Priorities for Scotland.

  44. Childcare provision for key workers

    Criteria provided to local authorities to determine local need.

  45. Biometrics Commissioner

    Parliament backs plan for oversight of police use of biometric data.

  46. Police officer quarterly strength statistics Scotland: 31 December 2019

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  47. Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 31 December 2019

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  48. Policing in Scotland

    Strategic priorities set direction for police over the next six years.

  49. Strategic police priorities: consultation analysis

    External analysis report of the responses received to the consultation on the revised strategic police priorities.

  50. Strategic police priorities

    Strategic Police Priorities for Scotland which are provided for through section 33 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012.

  51. Strategic police priorities: equalities impact assessment

    EIA on revisions to the strategic police priorities for Scotland.

  52. Festive drink and drug-drive campaign

    Motorists warned of zero tolerance approach.

  53. Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 30 September 2019

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  54. Homicide in Scotland, 2018-19

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  55. Bravery awards

    First Minister celebrates acts of heroism.

  56. Letter of rights: consultation

    A consultation to seek the views of key stakeholders and members of the public on the current Letter of Rights for Scotland.

  57. Recorded crime in Scotland: 2018-2019

    Statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland, split by crime or offence group and by local authority.

  58. Police priorities consultation: easy read version

    Consultation paper seeking views on revised strategic police priorities, relating to the policing of Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority's functions.

  59. Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 30 June 2019

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  60. Railway policing committee created

    Accountability and scrutiny enhanced.

  61. Future police direction

    New strategic priorities for policing.

  62. Support for emergency responders

    Wellbeing and resilience programme extended to emergency services.

  63. Policing - complaints handling, investigations and misconduct issues: independent review - preliminary report

    Dame Elish Angiolini's independent review addresses complaints handling, investigations and misconduct issues in relation to policing in Scotland, in the wake of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012.

  64. Policing - complaints handling, investigations and misconduct issues: independent review - preliminary report

    Dame Elish Angiolini's independent review addresses complaints handling, investigations and misconduct issues in relation to policing in Scotland, in the wake of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012.

  65. Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill: equality impact assessment (EQIA)

    Summary of the EQIA for the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill.

  66. Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA)

    Assessment of the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill's impact on the rights and wellbeing of children and young people.

  67. Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA)

    Likely costs, benefits and risks of the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill that may have an impact on the public, private and third sector.

  68. Biometrics Commissioner

    New role to oversee police use of personal forensic data.

  69. Evaluation of police and fire reform year 4: key findings

    Evaluation of police and fire reform year 4: summary of key findings and learning points from the evaluation.

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