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S5W-21398: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 4 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the document, Thematic Review of Police Scotland’s approach to the development and operational delivery of the Annual Police Plan (2018-19), regarding the impact of reductions to police staffing levels.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 20 February 2019

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland’s report Thematic Review of Police Scotland’s approach to the development and operational delivery of the Annual Police Plan (2018-19) makes recommendations for the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and Police Scotland relating to setting priorities, planning, and the delivery processes for policing in Scotland. We expect both organisations to take appropriate measures based on these findings.

HMICS will publicly report on progress, and I also regularly meet with Gill Imery, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland to discuss the work of HMICS.