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Chris's house June2022

PIRC charity cheque presentation

Each financial year PIRC select a charity to support over the course of the year and Chris’s House were the beneficiaries for the year 2021/22.

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Annual Report 2020-21: continuing to foster more of a learning culture within policing

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner highlights positive outcomes of continuing to foster more of a learning culture within policing and pays tribute to PIRC staff.

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PIRC announces Chris’s House as charity of the year 2021-22

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) is delighted to announce our staff have chosen to support Chris’s House as our charity of the year 2021-22.


Business Plan: challenging year, but cautious optimism for months ahead

The PIRC 2021-22 Business Plan, outlining the organisation’s key priorities for the year ahead, has been published.

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Review of police custody procedures following PIRC investigations

A series of reports issued by the PIRC has led to a significant police review of how people are dealt with while in custody.


Robust guidance issued to police on complaint handling

Comprehensive new statutory guidance for handling complaints about the police in Scotland has been drawn up by the PIRC, bringing greater transparency, accountability and an increased focus on improvement.