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Scottish Police Authority appoints new board members

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) Board has appointed six new members who will take up their new roles on 1 April.Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said:“I am pleased to announce the appointment of these new...

New chair appointed to Scottish Police Authority

Martyn Evans has been appointed Chair of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA).The SPA board member and former Chief Executive of Carnegie UK Trust will begin his new role on 1 February 2021. Mr...

Police and SPA participate in 2018/19 National Fraud Initiative

The Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland are participating in the 2018/19 National Fraud Initiative.Audit Scotland is conducting a data matching exercise to detect fraud and other crimes by comparing data from a number...

Report on Police Scotland’s progress regarding call handling published today

A report considering  the current state of police call handling and the progress made by Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) in the past three years has been published today.HM Chief Inspector...

Seven new members appointed to the Scottish Police Authority Board

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) Board have announced the appointment of seven new members.The new members are David Crichton, Gordon Dewar, Martyn Evans,Tom Halpin,Michelle Miller,Mary Pitcaithly and Jane Ryder.Tom Halpin will start in March,...

Chief Constable Phil Gormley resigns with immediate effect

Police Scotland's chief constable Phil Gormley has resigned following several allegations of gross misconduct.He had been on special leave since September 2017 while inquiries were conducted into seven complaints made against him. He has denied any...

New Chief Officer for Scottish Police Authority appointed

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has announced the appointment of Kenneth Hogg as its new Chief Officer.Mr Hogg  joins the SPA on a 12-month secondment from the Scottish Government, where he is currently Director...

Scottish Police Authority Chief Executive John Foley expected to retire early

The chief executive of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) John Foley is expected to retire early from his position in October, when the SPA accounts are signed off. Earlier this year, a review by HM Inspectorate...

Police Scotland response to SPA statement on i6 project

In response to the Scottish Police Authority statement on the i6 project issued today, Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said: “After lengthy discussions between Police Scotland, the SPA, and the supplier Accenture, a settlement has...

SPA announce end to Police i6 project

Following extensive discussion between the SPA,  Police Scotland  and Accenture, John Foley, Chief Executive of the SPA has issued the following statement:“The Scottish Police Authority (SPA), Police Scotland and Accenture have mutually agreed to...

Phil Gormley QPM appointed Chief Constable of Police Scotland

Phil Gormley QPM, the Deputy Director General of the UK’s National Crime Agency has been appointed by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) as the next Chief Constable of Police Scotland.  He will take up the post...

New Assistant Chief Constables appointed to Police Scotland

The six Assistant Chief Constables for Police Scotland, the new service which will take on Scotland-wide responsibilities from 1 April next year, have been announced by the Scottish Police Authority, including Chief Superintendent Malcolm...

Post of Chief Constable now advertised

The recruitment process for one of the top policing roles in the UK is now underway.The first Chief Constable of the new Police Service of Scotland will shape and lead the second largest force...


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