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Best Value Police audits 2012/13

Best Value in police authorities and police forces in Scotland

20 November 2012 for the Auditor General / Accounts Commission

Scotland’s new single police force will inherit many positive features but it can learn lessons from the current system, particularly in relation to improving the scrutiny of police services.

* Report updated to reflect expenditure data from SPPF annual report 2011/12.

Strathclyde Police Authority

20 September 2012 for the Accounts Commission

The body charged with overseeing Strathclyde Police has done little so far to improve its performance over the past year but is now showing some positive signs.

Fife Constabulary and Fife Police Authority

13 September 2012 for the Accounts Commission

Fife Constabulary and Fife Police Authority both demonstrate most aspects of Best Value. They share a strong vision of taking policing closer to the community and need to maintain the progress they have achieved in the run-up to a single force.

Central Scotland Police and Central Scotland Joint Police Board

5 July 2012 for the Accounts Commission

Central Scotland Police and its police authority, the Central Scotland Police Joint Board, perform well. Both demonstrate many aspects of Best Value but can make improvements in some areas in the transition to a single Scottish force.

Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary and Police Authority

28 June 2012 for the Accounts Commission

Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary performs strongly and provides a good service. Both the force and the police authority demonstrate most aspects of Best Value. The authority monitors the force effectively but should develop scrutiny of risks and value for money.

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