Tayside and Central Scotland

Central Scotland Police complaints fall by nearly 23%

Central Scotland Police have record the largest fall in complaints in Scotland.

The figures for the last year up to 31 March 2011 were down by almost a quarter on the previous year.

The number of complaints against all of Scotland's police forces dropped to a three-year low, according to the independent review.

The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland (PCCS) report also showed a reduction of 10.7% for Tayside Police.

The review stated that in the year to 31 March allegations about forces across the country fell by 8.8% to 7,009.

The PCCS report is an annual digest of complaints using information provided by police forces.

It records the types of complaints received: criminal, non-criminal and quality of service; and those disposed of by the force and area procurators fiscal.

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