Complaints and investigations


Complaints and investigations

Evidence sessions

During the course of session 4, the Sub-Committee held six evidence sessions in relation to the handling of police complaints and investigations.

Call for evidence

In advance of its evidence session on 14 January 2016, the Sub-Committee sought views on how complaints handling arrangements set out in the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 were working in practice.

Written submissions received are below:


The Sub-Committee's correspondence in relation to the handling of complaints and investigations is below.

Additional information

In its legacy paper, the Sub-Committee stated that it was essential that members of the public, as well as individual police officers and staff, have confidence in the complaints process and therefore suggested that its successor continues to keep the complaints and investigations arrangements under review. More information on the Sub-Committee's work on complaints and investigations is available in its legacy paper at: