Educating The People of Scotland

Freedom of Information Requests

COPFS Police Complaints Procedure

  • CAAP-D of COPFS
  • The never ending merry go round and road to nowhere of Policing Complaints.

Our role in investigating criminal allegations against the police.

Hyper Link provided in FOI Response


Please note a print to PDF is taken at the time disclosure as we have previously found that particularly Police Scotland have a tendency to remove the initial information provided on such links after a short period of time, and in future when the links are clicked, we find broken links and no information, a canny Police Scotland trick they love to use.

Police Pronto Notebooks

As your request has asked for “The total recorded number of Pronto Witness Statements that have failed to be recorded as a consequence of a system malfunction” I have taken this to mean instances where either a statement has been taken on a mobile device and does not have a subsequent statement recorded on Pronto Manager as well as instances where a statement is present within Pronto Manager but has not been recorded completely due to a system malfunction.


In regard to instances where a statement was taken on a mobile device but is not present on Pronto Manager, when officers begin to record and save a statement the data is uploaded to Pronto Manager every 30 seconds by means of mobile device network.


Police Scotland Mobile Devices allow statements to be captured/recorded even if the officer is in a geographical area with poor signal or has no ‘over-the-air’ connectivity. At this point the statement has been recorded in the officer’s official police e-notebook and it is auto time and date stamped in their shift. The Device will send the statement to the statement folder within Pronto Manager when connectivity is re-established, but it will always have been recorded and retained in the officer’s shift in their e-notebook as a statement form.

The total recorded number of Pronto Witness Statements that have failed to be
recorded as a consequence of a system malfunction force wide since 1st April 2018
until present date, please break these figures down per division and year on year
and month on month and week on week.


Unfortunately, Police Scotland do not hold the information requested by you and I must advise that as such, in terms of Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, this represents a notice that the information requested is not held by Police Scotland.

There is no information held of Police Pronto Notepad malfunctions. Therefore none.

Renumeration for Scottish Police Authority Board Members.

CCTV Details of Mental Health Hospitals in Fife

‘The Police are policing the Police’ confirms The PIRC in a freedom of information request. Ex Police employed as Police Investigators in Past 5 Years: 47

“The number of ex police officers previously employed by any police force within the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland employed by PIRC in the last 5 years is 47”

‘The Police are policing the Police’ confirms The PIRC in a freedom of information request. Ex Police currently employed as Police Investigators: 40

‘The Police are policing the Police’ confirms The PIRC in a freedom of information request. Total of Current number of Police Investigators (Ex Head of Investigations) 56

The PIRC have taken the term ‘Police Investigator’ to mean any role of Investigator we have, which are Senior Investigator, Deputy Senior Investigator, Technical Investigator and Investigator, but not:

HEAD INVESTIGATOR

Watch this space.

Total Number of Head Investigators employed by The PIRC. – a Freedom of Information request to Police Investigations and Review Commissioner – WhatDoTheyKnow

Summary of Insurance Cover for Local Authority and Subsidiary Companies for 1st April 2022 – 31 March 2023 City of Edinburgh Council.

Summary of Insurance Cover for Local Authority and Subsidiary Companies for 1st April 2022 – 31 March 2023 – a Freedom of Information request to City of Edinburgh Council – WhatDoTheyKnow

PERSPECTIVES, POSITIONS AND PROPOSALS: INFORMATION SHARING WITHIN A MULTI-AGENCY CONTEXT WORKSHOP: 15 July 2019

Police Scotland VPD Database: ICO: Scottish Government: Local Authorities

Scottish Woman’s Aid Funding – Domestic Abuse Bill