Engagement and Communication

Five years on from the reform of policing, the Authority and a strengthened Police Scotland leadership team have entered the crucial next chapter of police transformation. This pivotal phase will ensure policing in Scotland adapts to meet the changing needs and demands while continuing to deliver excellent services to our communities.

The SPA has embarked on a significant improvement journey to strengthen its oversight of policing. This will demonstrate effective scrutiny of change, drive improvement and underpin change with robust, transparent and evidenced based governance.

Evidence tells us that Police Scotland is continuing to deliver a responsive and strong service to the communities it serves and public confidence and satisfaction levels remain consistently high. The SPA is turning outwards to draw in further evidence to test this assertion and provide a fuller picture of police performance. We are committed to working with partners from all sectors at a national and local level.

The SPA will work with Police Scotland's leadership team to develop and strengthen the overall engagement approach within policing, enhancing and improving engagement with the workforce and exploring public sector partners. This will build confidence and understanding of the agenda for change.