Complaints against Northern Constabulary rose
Complaints against police in the Highlands and Islands have risen by 9% in the past year while in the rest of Scotland they have fallen by 8.8%.
The new figures have been published by the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland.
Across Scotland, the drop in complaints mark a three-year low.
Northern Constabulary has seen the biggest percentage increase in complaints, with 78% of the grievances being made about officers' conduct.
The force covers the Highlands, the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland.