SPA response to HMICS review of Strategic Workforce Planning
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) have today (2 August) published a review of Police Scotland's Strategic Workforce Planning.
Martyn Evans, Chair of the Scottish Police Authority responded to the report:
“The Authority welcomes publication of this HMICS report and its recommendations. Workforce planning is crucial for Police Scotland to adapt and develop its capacity and capability to maximise public safety and wellbeing, to respond to evolving threats and challenges and remain operationally sustainable. It is also necessary given the financial constraints we will face with flat cash settlements.
"I particularly welcome the recommendation to move beyond simply counting officer numbers and to shift the focus to ensuring Police Scotland has the right skills, shape and mix, and is delivering effective and responsive policing. This has been the Authority’s approach to date and will best serve the public interest.”