Custody Visiting Scheme
Introduction to Custody Visiting
Custody visitors are independent members of the local community who visit police stations unannounced to observe, monitor and report upon the welfare of people held in police custody. They are volunteers who are appointed by the Police Board and they are independent of the police. Lothian and Borders Police Board approved its Custody Visiting Scheme in 2000.
The Police Board's Custody Visitors make random visits in pairs, to police stations in the Lothian and Borders Police Board area, to check on the welfare of people who are in police custody. They come from all walks of life and sections of the community, and must be over 18 years of age.
There following documents are available to dowload in relation to the Custody Visiting Scheme and may be of interest to you: