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Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012

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45Local authority role in policing

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(1)A local commander must involve the local authority in the setting of priorities and objectives for the policing of its area.

(2)A local authority may monitor and provide feedback to the local commander on the policing of its area, and (in particular) may provide to the local commander—

(a)its views on any matter concerning or connected to the policing of its area, and

(b)any recommendations for the improvement of the policing of its area that it thinks fit.

(3)A local authority may specify policing measures that it wishes the local commander to include in a local policing plan.

(4)A local authority may provide feedback by reference to any local police plan in force for the area.

(5)A local commander must provide to the local authority such—

(a)reports on the carrying out of police functions in its area (including by reference to any local policing plan in force for the area),

(b)statistical information on complaints made about the Police Service in, or the policing of, its area, and

(c)other information about the policing of its area,

as the local authority may reasonably require.

(6)A local commander may refer a requirement under subsection (5) to the chief constable if the local commander considers that complying with the requirement would or might prejudice—

(a)the carrying out of any operation by the Police Service, or

(b)the prosecution of offenders.

(7)A requirement referred under subsection (6) has effect only if it is confirmed by the chief constable.

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