Draft Strategic Police Priorities for Scotland

Closed 16 Aug 2016

Opened 22 Jun 2016

Feedback updated 5 Oct 2016

We asked

We asked for views on six draft Strategic Police Priorities.

You said

Amongst other issues, one of the main themes from consultation responses was the need for the Priorities to fully recognise that communities can exist on a non-geographical basis.

We did

Alongside other amendments to the Priorities in the consultation paper, we have added another Priority on 'Inclusion' in the final version.

Results updated 7 Nov 2016

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The Strategic Police Priorities (SPP's) are set under the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012. The SPP's provide the top level framework for what is expected of our police service. This consultation proposes a revised set of priorities.

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Why your views matter

The current priorities were set in 2013 in the context of the creation of a new national police force and police authority. The review of the Strategic Police Priorities provides an opportunity to discuss what we see as the key outcomes from the next phase of reform and ensure policing is truly reflective of the needs of communities across the country.

What happens next

Following the consultation our intention is to publish and lay at the Scottish Parliament a new set of Strategic Police Priorities.


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