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30 April 2020

Date : 30 April 2020
Time : 13:00 hrs
Location : Telephone Conference

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is placing an unprecedented and dynamic set of challenges on individuals and organisations across the UK and beyond.  The Scottish Police Authority is following national guidelines and this is having an impact on how we will be able to conduct our business in the immediate period.
For the foreseeable future, all essential business of the Authority or its committees will be conducted via video or telephone conference with participating members and senior officers dialing in from various locations. As a result, there will be no facilities for stakeholders or members of the public to attend and observe Authority or committee meetings.
However, we will have live audio streaming available for this Authority meeting for interested observers and the audio recording will be available on the following link after the meeting has concluded:
As you will appreciate, this is an unprecedented situation and we hope to be able to revert to business as usual as soon as possible when it is safe to do so.
Until such time, all agendas and papers for meetings will continue to be published in advance of meetings. The papers for this meeting will be available on Monday 27 April in advance of the meeting.
A full minute will also be published once it has been approved.  


1.  Welcome and Standing Items:
-  Apologies
-  Declarations of interest
-  Minute and Actions from meeting held on 25 March 2020 will be carried forward for approval to the next scheduled meeting of the Authority on 20 May 2020
-  Decisions since last meeting

2.  SPA Vice Chair’s Report
Report for Discussion presented by the Vice Chair of the Authority

3. Policing Response to COVID-19
Report for Discussion presented by the Chief Constable

4.  SPA Interim Chief Executive’s Report
Report for Discussion presented by the Interim Chief Executive

5.  SPA Forensic Services
Report for Discussion presented by the Director of Forensic Services

6.  Independent Advisory Group on Police Use of Temporary Powers Related to the Coronavirus Crisis
Verbal report for Discussion from the Chair of the Advisory Group, John Scott QC

7. Committee and Oversight Group Reports
Report for Discussion presented by the Committee and Oversight Group Chairs

Approved Minute