Date lodged: 21 November 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the comment in the report by the Auditor General, The 2017/18 audit of the Scottish Police Authority, that there has been “insufficient progress” in developing Police Scotland’s workforce and estates strategies.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 5 December 2018
While this is a matter for the Scottish Police Authority (SPA), the Scottish Government notes the Auditor General’s view and welcomes the work underway to address the issues highlighted.
The Police Scotland Estates Strategy was approved by the SPA Board in June 2015 and is currently being revised and updated to ensure alignment with wider transformation taking place across the service. This work is expected to be completed by the end of March 2019.
The Police Scotland People Strategy was presented to the SPA Board in August 2018 and the service is expects to consult key stakeholders on a draft Workforce strategy by the end of March 2019.