Police public meeting

The Scottish Police Authority, the body responsible for driving improvement in Scottish policing and holding the Chief Constable of Police Scotland to account, will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 26, in Lockerbie.

The meeting is open to interested members of the public and representatives of the media to attend and observe.

At the Authority meeting the members will be considering papers including major investment proposals for police ICT, and also a Governance Policy Statement, setting out the intended direction of

travel for the SPA moving forward.

Commenting on the Governance Policy Statement due to be considered at this board meeting, Vic Emery, Chairman of the Scottish Police Authority Board said: “As an Authority, we have been taking stock of what we

need to do to drive reform in this next phase of the transformation of

Scottish policing. In close collaboration with the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and others we are setting out today a proposed approach that will see the SPA provide a strong and proactive

governance role.

“The creation of a single police service is more than a merger of 10 legacy organisations. It needs a sustained programme of genuine reform. This new policy direction provides the SPA with the opportunity to contribute where it can make the greatest impact.”

The event will take place in Lockerbie Town Hall. Access will be available from 12.30pm, with the meeting starting at 1.00pm. It will be preceded by a ‘Meet the Board’ event at 10.00am.