HMICS Vetting & Outstanding Police Complaints

TJ Wright made this Freedom of Information request to Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland

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Dear Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland,

How do the HMICS vet their staff (and who completes this vetting? The SPA?) and placements (including the HMICS himself) and what is the procedure when outstanding complaints or a lack in the officially recognised training or vetting programme is recognised such as in the articles below?

https://www.sundaypost.com/news/scottish...

http://www.scotsman.com/news/anti-terror...

Please advise what action ()if any) is taken and how highly public protection is prioritised and placed in such circumstances. Also please advise the role of Ministers in over-riding any intervention or action against such realisations and individuals, what form that would take and whether that has ever been implemented since 1999.

Yours sincerely,

T J Wright

Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland

Thank you for your request dated 28 February 2016, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for:

How do the HMICS vet their staff (and who completes this vetting?
The SPA?) and placements (including the HMICS himself) and what is
the procedure when outstanding complaints or a lack in the
officially recognised training or vetting programme is recognised
such as in the articles below?

https://www.sundaypost.com/news/scottish...

http://www.scotsman.com/news/anti-terror...

Please advise what action ()if any) is taken and how highly public
protection is prioritised and placed in such circumstances. Also
please advise the role of Ministers in over-riding any intervention
or action against such realisations and individuals, what form that
would take and whether that has ever been implemented since 1999.

We received your request on 29 February 2016, and will respond in accordance with FOISA by 29 March 2016, 20 working days from date of receipt.

If you have any queries, please contact me quoting case number FoI/16/00384.

Regards

Joanna Drapper
Research and Inspection Support
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS)
1st Floor West Room 04 (1W04)
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG
Tel: 0131 244 3362
http://www.hmics.org/

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Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland

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Dear TJ Wright

Please see the attached letter in response to your Freedom of Information request.

Regards

Joanna Drapper
Research and Inspection Support
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS)
1st Floor West Room 04 (1W04)
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG
Tel: 0131 244 3362
http://www.hmics.org/

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