Watchdogs are disappointed with the progress made by the body which oversees Scotland's largest police force, a report reveals.
The Accounts Commission and the Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland raised concerns about Strathclyde Police Authority over a year ago.
But in a new report the two organisations complained that the overall pace of change at the authority is "slow" and they are "disappointed with progress".
Members of the authority, who are elected councillors from the Strathclyde Police area, missed an opportunity to become more actively involved in setting the vision for policing, the report also says.
The force had invited authority members to workshops, part of its strategic planning process for 2012-12, but these were "poorly attended". Only three members took part in the first workshop in December last year and just one member attended the January workshop.
"This was a missed opportunity for the authority to become actively involved in setting the vision and strategic direction for policing in Strathclyde," the report states.
In July last year a joint best-value audit, published by the Accounts Commission and the inspectorate, said that the authority needs to "strengthen its arrangements for oversight of Strathclyde Police". Members need better support and training to "develop their understanding, build their skills and gain greater confidence in holding the chief constable to account".
The new follow-up report said that while the commission is "disappointed with progress since the first report", it is encouraged by the authority's new convener, councillor Philip Braat, who took on the post after last May's council elections.
While the authority "can demonstrate improvement" in some areas, "the overall pace of change has been slow".
Mr Braat will be meeting the chief constable to discuss how the authority and force can work more effectively together.