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

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2Duty to establish and maintain the Agency
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(1)The Authority is to establish and maintain a body to be known as the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (“the Agency”).

(2)The Agency has the functions of—

(a)preventing and detecting serious organised crime;

(b)contributing to the reduction of such crime in other ways and to the mitigation of its consequences; and

(c)gathering, storing and analysing information relevant to—

(i)the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of offences; or

(ii)the reduction of crime in other ways or the mitigation of its consequences.

(3)The Agency may disseminate such information to—

(a)police forces;

(b)police forces maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996 (c. 16);

(c)the metropolitan police force;

(d)the City of London police force;

(e)the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

(f)the States of Jersey Police Force;

(g)the salaried police force of the Island of Guernsey;

(h)the Isle of Man Constabulary;

(i)the Ministry of Defence Police;

(j)the British Transport Police Force;

(k)the Civil Nuclear Constabulary;

(l)the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and any other government department;

(m)the Serious Organised Crime Agency;

(n)the Scottish Administration;

(o)any other person who is charged with the duty of investigating offences or charging offenders;

(p)any other person who is engaged outwith the United Kingdom in the carrying on of activities similar to any carried on by the Agency or a police force.

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