About the dialogue

About Police Scotland 

Police Scotland was established on 1 April 2013 and is responsible for policing across the whole of Scotland. This is some 28,168 square miles, covering a third of the United Kingdom’s landmass with a unique range of urban, rural, island and remote communities.

It is the second largest force in the UK after the Metropolitan Police. There's a workforce of 23,000 officers and staff working together for the people of Scotland.

Police Scotland’s purpose is to improve the safety and wellbeing of people, places and communities in Scotland. This focuses on keeping people safe in line with our values of integrity, fairness and respect. For information visit the About Police Scotland page.

Important information about this site

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How do I take part?

To take part, please register by providing a username, which local authority (council) area you live in, your email address and a password.

Once registered you can add new ideas, or comment on and rate existing ideas. We encourage you to look at existing ideas first.

You don't have to comment on everything. Look through the ideas and chat about the things that matter to you. Or add your own idea if you feel something is missing.

If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, and wish Police Scotland to be able to identify who has made the response, please consider either mentioning your organisation name in your response or making your username the same as your organisation’s name when registering.

What happens to your comments?

We will be moderating ideas and comments in accordance with our Moderation Policy. Submissions that do not adhere to our policy will be rejected from publishing. Police Scotland's Insight and Engagement Team will use your ideas and comments submitted on this platform to help shapre the design of our strategies, policies and services. You will make a difference.

So, what are you waiting for? Get involved! 

Got a question for us about using our Ideas site? Drop us an email at InsightEngagement@scotland.police.uk