Responsibility for policing throughout Scotland and for keeping people safe.
Your rights as a victim or witness of crime – includes information on the Victims' Code for Scotland and the Standards of Service for victims and witnesses.
Information for victims and witnesses about the police investigation, the prosecution process, the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration and how to ask for information.
How to apply for an explosives certificate or licence from Police Scotland.
How to apply for a pedlar’s certificate from Police Scotland.
Apply for a snare identification number from Police Scotland.
Includes powers of arrest, rights in custody, legal advice at the police station, young people and vulnerable adults.
What happens if the police charge you with a crime. Includes being released on an undertaking or kept in police custody until your first court hearing.
What to do if you get a bus lane Penalty Charge Notice including how to pay and how to appeal.
Support and advice for survivors of childhood and historical abuse.
How to complain about the police using their procedure or by contacting the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.
Contact the police by calling 999 to report emergencies or by calling 101 for non-emergencies.
Get help if you're experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
Support for families and friends who've been bereaved as a result of a murder or culpable homicide.
A court can ban you from attending all football matches in Scotland, the rest of the UK and abroad for up to 10 years.
What to do if you're trying to stop a forced marriage in Scotland or overseas, or if you need help leaving a marriage you've been forced into.
Ask your local police to give you a copy of the information they hold about you.
Get advice about business crime from Police Scotland.
Find emotional support and practical information if you have been the victim of crime.
You'll normally be asked to give the police a statement so they can understand what happened.
Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
If you feel your human rights have been abused, there are many ways you can report it.
Find out how to report human trafficking and how to get help.
What happens if a child or young person gets in trouble with the police – includes the age of criminal responsibility and Children's Hearings.
Police Scotland give information on how to keep your home and personal property safe.
Anyone who owns or uses an airgun needs to have a licence.
Information on telling Police Scotland about an event you’re organising.
Police Scotland give information on personal safety and protection from crime. Includes doorstep crime, online dating and substance misuse.
The police or procurator fiscal can give you a warning, penalty notice or another alternative to prosecution (direct measure) if you're accused of a crime.
Information about what happens if you're stopped and searched by police, and what your rights are.
If you've been raped or sexually assaulted, the police and support organisations are there to help.
In an emergency call 999, to report a crime call 101.
Report a missing person to Police Scotland. You don’t need to wait 24 hours before contacting the police.
Report a wanted person or find information about wanted fugitives in Scotland.
Find out what to do if you think you’ve seen a wildlife crime.
Find out how to report antisocial behaviour like noisy neighbours, litter and vandalism.
How to report your lost property to Police Scotland.
Information and advice for people bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash.
Check the background of someone involved with a child to see if they have a record of sexual offences.
If someone is convicted of a sexual offence, their details will be held on the Sex Offenders Register.
Find out how to report stalking and what support is available to you.
Information on keeping safe during winter weather. Includes travelling, grit bins, loss of utilities, frozen or burst pipes and snow and flooding.
Information about staying safe online, including: social media, apps, online fraud, cyber bullying, deleting your browser history and reporting online crime to the police.
Help if someone shares or threatens to share an intimate picture of you without consent – sometimes called 'revenge porn'.
How to report suspected terrorism and information about planning for national emergencies.
Police Scotland give information on transporting abnormal loads and agricultural vehicles.
Information for victims and witnesses on what happens at each stage of the criminal justice system.
What to do and how to get support if you’re being harassed because you’ve reported a crime.
Advice and help if you’re a child or young person affected by crime, or their parent or guardian.
Your rights if you're stopped by the police while driving – motoring offences, faults with your vehicle, stolen property.
How to report a crime committed by a person under the age of 16, and what support is available.