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Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006

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17Powers of the Agency
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(1)The Agency may—

(a)at the request of the chief constable of a police force, act in support of any activities of that force;

(b)at the request of any of the bodies mentioned in section 17(b) to (q), act in support of any activities of the body;

(c)enter into other arrangements for co-operating with persons (in the United Kingdom or elsewhere) whom it considers appropriate in connection with the carrying out of any of the functions conferred on the Agency by section 2(2).

(2)Despite the references to serious organised crime in subsection (2) of section 2, the Agency may carry on activities in relation to other crime if they are carried on for the purposes of any of the functions conferred on the Agency by that section.

(3)The Agency may furnish such assistance as it considers appropriate in response to requests made by any government or other body carrying out functions of a public nature in any country or territory outwith the United Kingdom.

(4)Subsection (3) does not apply to any request for assistance which could be made under section 13 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (c. 32) (requests by overseas authorities to obtain evidence).

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