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.

Annex E - Glossary

ACC - Assistant Chief Constable

ACPOS - Association of Chief Police Officers (Scotland)

ACU - Anti-Corruption Unit (part of Police Scotland)

AGS - Auditor General for Scotland

ASPS - Association of Scottish Police Superintendents

CAAP-D - Criminal Allegations Against Police – Division (part of COPFS)

CARU - Complaints Assessment and Resolution Unit

Centurion - Police Scotland's complaints database

CHR - Complaint Handling Review

CHS - Criminal History System

COPFS - Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

DCC - Deputy Chief Constable

ECHR - European Convention on Human Rights

FLO - Family Liaison Officer

Frontline Resolution - Early discussion of a complaint with the complainer

HMICS - Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland

IOPC - Independent Office of Police Conduct (England and Wales)

NGAU - National Gateway Assessment Unit

PCCS - Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland

PIRC - Police Investigations and Review Commissioner

PONI - Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

PSD - Professional Standards Department

PSoS - Police Service of Scotland (known as Police Scotland)

Relevant complaint - A complaint against the police, as defined in the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006, as amended

Senior officer - Any Constable holding rank of Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable or Assistant Chief Constable

SOP - Police Scotland has multiple Standard Operating Procedures covering a huge array of subjects

SPA - Scottish Police Authority

SPSO - Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

The 2012 Act - Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012

The 2006 Act - Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006

VIA - Victims Information and Assistance service (part of COPFS)



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