Partnership and Engagement

Partnerships and engagement are at the heart of how we are operating and will be developing as a board and an organisation. We are committed to working with partners from all sectors at a national and local level.

Why are our partnerships important?

  • The best public services work together with their partners to improve services
  • The SPA needs to work well with local authorities to scrutinise the services Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority are delivering across the country
  • The best police service is one that can respond to what local communities and stakeholders are saying about their priorities
  • We need to be able to hold Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority to account for all of its services, including how it engages with partners and local communities and responds to the outcomes of that engagement. The SPA needs strong partnerships with local authorities and service stakeholders to do that.