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Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Police reform

    1. CHAPTER 1 The Scottish Police Authority

      1. 1.The Scottish Police Authority

      2. 2.Functions of the Authority

      3. 3.Maintenance of the police

      4. 4.General powers of the Authority

      5. 5.Directions

    2. CHAPTER 2 The Police Service of Scotland

      1. The Police Service of Scotland

        1. 6.The Police Service of Scotland

      2. Constables: appointment, ranks and terms of office

        1. 7.Senior officers

        2. 8.Regular constables

        3. 9.Special constables

        4. 10.Constable’s declaration

        5. 11.Ranks

        6. 12.Constables: terms of office

        7. 13.Rewards

        8. 14.Senior officers: resignation or retirement for efficiency or effectiveness

        9. 15.Temporary service outwith the Police Service of Scotland

        10. 16.Temporary service as constable of the Police Service of Scotland

      3. Chief constable

        1. 17.Chief constable’s responsibility for the policing of Scotland

        2. 18.Delegation of chief constable’s functions

      4. Functions of constables

        1. 19.Constables: functions and jurisdiction

        2. 20.Constables: general duties

        3. 21.Direction and control of the Police Service

        4. 22.Failure to perform duty

        5. 23.Failure to return equipment

        6. 24.Liability for unlawful conduct

      5. Police cadets

        1. 25.Police cadets

      6. Police staff

        1. 26.Police staff

        2. 27.Terms and conditions of police staff

        3. 28.Police custody and security officers

        4. 29.Certification of police custody and security officers

        5. 30.False statements in relation to certification

    3. CHAPTER 3 Forensic services

      1. 31.Forensic services

    4. CHAPTER 4 Principles, priorities, objectives and plans

      1. 32.Policing principles

      2. 33.Strategic police priorities

      3. 34.Strategic police plan

      4. 35.Annual police plans

      5. 36.Planning functions: considerations

    5. CHAPTER 5 Best value

      1. 37.Best value

      2. 38.Best value: further provision

    6. CHAPTER 6 Annual reports, accounts, audit and examination

      1. 39.The Scottish Police Authority’s annual report

      2. 40.Accounts

      3. 41.Audit

      4. 42.Examination of Police Service by Auditor General

      5. 43.Examinations of Scottish Police Authority by Auditor General

    7. CHAPTER 7 Local policing

      1. 44.Local policing

      2. 45.Local authority role in policing

      3. 46.Duty to participate in community planning

      4. 47.Local police plans

    8. CHAPTER 8 Governance and administration of police

      1. 48.Governance and administration of police

      2. 49.Appointments, promotions etc.

      3. 50.Conditions of service

      4. 51.Regulations: duties

      5. 52.Disciplinary procedures: conduct and performance

      6. 53.Personal records

      7. 54.Consultation on regulations

      8. 55.Regulations: supplementary

    9. CHAPTER 9 Police appeals tribunals

      1. 56.Right to appeal to police appeals tribunal

      2. 57.Representation

      3. 58.Determinations by tribunal

      4. 59.Powers to obtain information

    10. CHAPTER 10 Complaints and investigations

      1. 60.Complaints handling

      2. 61.The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner

      3. 62.General functions of the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner

      4. 63.Investigations under supervision of Lord Advocate or procurator fiscal

      5. 64.Serious incidents involving the police

      6. 65.Investigations of other matters in the public interest

      7. 66.Investigations: procedure etc.

      8. 67.Reports on investigations

      9. 68.Investigations: obstruction and contempt

      10. 69.Complaints against the Commissioner

      11. 70.Protection from actions for defamation

    11. CHAPTER 11 Her Majesty’s inspectors of constabulary in Scotland

      1. 71.Her Majesty’s inspectors of constabulary in Scotland

      2. 72.Assistant inspectors of constabulary

      3. 73.Staff officers

      4. 74.Functions of inspectors

      5. 75.HMICS plan

      6. 76.HMICS powers

      7. 77.Duty to assist and co-operate with HMICS

      8. 78.HMICS reports: inquiries directed by Scottish Ministers

      9. 79.HMICS reports: other inquiries

      10. 80.Inquiry reports: consideration and action

      11. 81.Power to give directions after adverse HMICS report

      12. 82.HMICS annual report

    12. CHAPTER 12 Co-operation, exchange of information etc.

      1. 83.Co-operation between Scottish Police Authority and Police Service

      2. 84.Police information

      3. 85.Scrutiny and investigations: co-operation and information sharing

    13. CHAPTER 13 Provision of goods and services

      1. 86.Provision of police services

      2. 87.Provision of other goods and services

    14. CHAPTER 14 Grants

      1. 88.Police grants

      2. 89.Grants to other persons

    15. CHAPTER 15 Offences

      1. 90.Assaulting or impeding police

      2. 91.Escape from custody

      3. 92.Impersonation etc.

    16. CHAPTER 16 Independent custody visiting

      1. 93.Purpose of custody visiting

      2. 94.Independent custody visiting

      3. 95.SPT visits

      4. 96.Interpretation of Chapter 16

    17. CHAPTER 17 Miscellaneous and general

      1. 97.Dissolution of the Police Advisory Board for Scotland

      2. 98.Transitional and transitory provision

      3. 99.Interpretation of Part 1

      4. 100.Crown application

  3. PART 2 Fire reform

    1. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

      1. 101.The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

    2. Functions

      1. 102.Promotion of fire safety

      2. 103.Fire safety: enforcement

      3. 104.Fire-fighting

      4. 105.Road traffic accidents

      5. 106.Conferral of functions in relation to other emergencies

      6. 107.Power to respond to other eventualities

      7. 108.Provision of other services

      8. 109.Provision of centres for education and training

      9. 110.Charging

    3. Further amendments of 2005 Act

      1. 111.Assistance

      2. 112.Delegation

      3. 113.Best value

      4. 114.Strategic plan

      5. 115.Local fire and rescue plans

      6. 116.Annual report

      7. 117.Provision of information

      8. 118.Directions by Scottish Ministers

      9. 119.Inspectors of SFRS

      10. 120.Prohibition on employment of police

    4. General

      1. 121.Transfer of staff, property etc.

      2. 122.SFRS: transitory provision

      3. 123.Meaning of “the 2005 Act”

  4. PART 3 GENERAL

    1. 124.Parliamentary scrutiny of operation of Act

    2. 125.Subordinate legislation

    3. 126.Ancillary provision

    4. 127.Transitional provision etc.

    5. 128.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

    6. 129.Commencement

    7. 130.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      The Scottish Police Authority

      1. Part 1 Status, structure and governance

      2. Part 2 Consequential modifications

    2. Schedule 2

      Police custody and security officers: powers and duties

    3. Schedule 3

      Police appeals tribunals

    4. Schedule 4

      Period before establishment of Police Service

    5. Schedule 5

      Transfer of constables, staff and property etc.

    6. Schedule 6

      Transfer of staff, property etc.

    7. Schedule 7

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. Part 1 Amendments relating to Part 1

      2. Part 2 Amendments relating to Part 2

      3. Part 3 Amendments relating to both Parts

    8. Schedule 8

      Repeals

      1. Part 1 Repeals relating to Part 1

      2. Part 2 Repeals relating to Part 2

      3. Part 3 Repeals relating to both Parts

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