Northern Joint Police Board

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As of 1 April 2013, the Northern Joint Police Board ceased to exist and was superseded by the Scottish Police Authority.

The Northern Joint Police Board was the police authority for the area covered by Northern Constabulary.  Its members were Councillors appointed by the four Constituent Authorities within the Service area: Highland Council; Orkney Islands Council; Shetland Islands Council; and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

The Board's main functions were to set the annual budget; appoint officers of the rank of Assistant Chief Constable and above; deal with complaints involving officers of the rank of Assistant Chief Constable and above; keep informed as to how the Service deals with complaints.

Sub-Committee and Groups

  • Appointments Sub-Committee
  • Audit Working Group
  • Complaints Sub-Committee
  • Discipline Appeals Sub-Committee (Support Staff)
  • Grievance Appeals Sub-Committee (Support Staff)
  • Independent Custody Visiting Sub-Committee
  • Northern Joint Police Board and Police Staff Association Liaison Group
  • Policy and Finance Working Group
  • Police Appeals Tribunal Sub-Committee

Dates of Board Meetings

  • None

In accordance with the Board's Standing Orders (58kb pdf), agendas and background papers will be made available at least three clear working days before the meeting.


Highland Council (HC) = 16
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES) = 4
Shetland Islands Council (SIC) = 2
Orkney Islands Council (OIC) = 2

Total number of Board Members =  24

Convener: Mr N M MacLeod (CnES)
Vice Convener: Mr H Fraser (HC)


Board Officials

Clerk: Ms M Morris

Treasurer: Mr D Yule

For further information contact Democratic Services.

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