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Compendium 2008/09

The Scottish Policing Performance Framework (SPPF) was launched by Scottish Ministers in February 2007 and first came into effect for 2007/08. The framework was developed jointly by the Association of Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS), the eight Scottish police forces, the Scottish Executive's Justice Department, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), Audit Scotland and the Scottish Police Authorities Conveners' Forum.
The framework includes all of the Accounts Commission's statutory performance indicators (SPIs) for police services, and requires forces to report nationally and locally against a range of indicators covering:

  • Service Response
  • Public Reassurance & Community Safety
  • Criminal Justice & Tackling Crime
  • Sound Governance & Efficiency.

For each of these areas, there are high level objectives reflecting national policing priorities. These have been translated into three types of measures: Outcomes (what is achieved), Activities (the activity or process used to get the outcomes) and Inputs (the resources used). Additionally, there are Context measures, which provide information to allow a better understanding of the environment within which a police force operates.

HMICS has now published 2008/09 performance results. View the 2008/09 Annual Report here Opens in new window.

All the data reported by each of the forces has been collated and published by the Scottish Government, Justice and Communities. For those wishing to look at the data reported by each force, view the background data from SPPF indicators for 2008-09 here Opens in new window.

Police force contact details

More information can be found on the Police Scotland websiteOpens in a new window. You can find information on your own area here: