Draft Strategic Police Priorities for Scotland

Top level framework for what is expected of our police service in Scotland.

6. How To Respond

We are inviting responses to this consultation paper by 16 August 2016. Earlier responses would be welcome.

You can reply online to this consultation at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/police-division/strategic-police-priorities

Alternatively you can e-mail your response and the completed Respondent Information Form, which is also available separately on the Scottish Government website (see "Handling your Response" below) to:

Or paper copies of the questionnaire and Respondent Information Form can be sent to:

Strategic Police Priorities Review
Police Division
Scottish Government
1WR St Andrews House
Regent Road

If you have any questions please call 0131 244 7923.

This consultation, and all other Scottish Government consultation exercises, can be viewed online on the consultation web pages of the Scottish Government website at

The Scottish Government has an email alert system for consultations, http://register.scotland.gov.uk. This system allows stakeholder individuals and organisations to register and receive a weekly email containing details of all new consultations (including web links). It complements, but in no way replaces SG distribution lists, and is designed to allow stakeholders to keep up to date with all SG consultation activity, and therefore be alerted at the earliest opportunity to those of most interest. We would encourage you to register.

Handling your response

We need to know how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public. Please complete and return the Respondent Information Form which forms part of the consultation questionnaire. If you ask for your response not to be published we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.

All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.

Next steps in the process

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public in the Scottish Government Library. You can make arrangements to view responses by contacting the SG Library on 0131 244 4552. Responses can be copied and sent to you, but a charge may be made for this service.

What happens next?

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us develop revised Strategic Police Priorities.

Comments and complaints

If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to the contact details above.


Email: Daniel Couldridge, ScotPolicePriorities@gov.uk

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