Sex Offender Policing Units
Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe.
Our focus is on the protection of those at risk of harm through prevention and early intervention. The focus is also on the robust investigation of those who pose such a risk.
We fulfil our role as a Responsible Authority in the delivery of multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA). We provide effective and efficient management of registered sex offenders (RSO’s) and other risk of serious harm offenders.
This is achieved through each of Police Scotland’s 13 local policing divisions having a dedicated Sex Offender Policing Units.
They have specialist officers working in partnership to manage and reduce the risk posed by such offenders.
Specialist Crime Division, National Sex Offender Policing Unit, provides support to divisional units and is responsible for governance, audit and compliance. This is in respect of all areas of Police Scotland sex offender policing business.