Strategy & Performance

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) was established under the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012.

In overall terms, the Authority is responsible for maintaining policing, promoting the policing principles outlined in the 2012 Act, delivering continuous improvement of policing and holding the Chief Constable to account.

To allow it to fulfil these duties, the SPA has developed a Performance Framework which allows it to monitor and evaluate the performance of the police and whether the aims and benefits resulting from a single police force in Scotland are being realised.