Review of Strategic Police Priorities: Consultation

Closed 4 Oct 2019

Opened 15 Jul 2019


The Strategic Police Priorities (SPPs) relate to the direction for policing in Scotland, and the carrying out of the Scottish Police Authority’s functions. They are set by Scottish Ministers, and fit within a broader planning framework for the police service in Scotland. The SPPs were last set in 2016.

Following a Programme for Government commitment, we are reviewing the SPPs this year to reflect developments in policing in Scotland.

Why We Are Consulting

Through this consultation we are seeking views on a set of new draft Strategic Police Priorities, and whether they effectively reflect the issues which should be considered a priority for the police service in Scotland. Opinions gathered will help to inform the final version of the SPPs, due to be published later this year.

Read the consultation paper.

Read the Easy Read version of the consultation paper. 

What Happens Next

We will be using the results of this consultation exercise to inform a final version of the Strategic Police Priorities, due to be published later this year.


  • Law and Order
  • Public Safety and Emergencies