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47Local police plansS

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(1)As soon as is reasonably practicable after the first strategic police plan is approved under section 34, alocal commander must prepare and submit a local police plan to the relevant local authority for approval.

(2)A local police plan is a plan which—

(a)sets out the main priorities and objectives for the policing of the local authority's area,

(b)explains the reasons for selecting each of those priorities and objectives,

(c)sets out the proposed arrangements for the policing of the local authority's area (and how those arrangements are expected to achieve the main priorities and objectives),

(d)where reasonably practicable, identifies outcomes by reference to which the achievement of those priorities and objectives may be measured,

(e)describes how those priorities, objectives and arrangements are expected to contribute to the delivery of any other relevant local outcomes which are identified by community planning, and

(f)includes any other information connected with the policing of the local authority's area which the local commander considers relevant.

(3)In preparing a local police plan, the local commander must—

(a)have regard to the most recently approved strategic police plan, and

(b)consult—

(i)the joint central committee of the Police Federation for Scotland,

(ii)such persons as appear to the local commander to be representative of senior officers,

(iii)such persons as appear to the local commander to be representative of superintendents (including chief superintendents),

(iv)such persons as appear to the local commander to be representative of police staff, and

(v)such otherpersons as the local commander considers appropriate.

(4)If the local authority approves a local police plan submitted to it, the local commander must publish it in such form and manner as the Authority may specify.

(5)The local commander mustreview the local police plan if—

(a)a new strategic police plan is approved under section 34, or

(b)the plan is not replaced under subsection (6) or modified under subsection (9) during the period of 3 years beginning with the date of publication of the plan.

(6)Following a review under subsection (5)(a), the local commander may prepare and submit a replacement plan to the local authority for approval.

(7)Following a review under subsection (5)(b), the local commander must prepare and submit a replacement plan to the local authority for approval.

(8)Subsections (3) to (5) apply in relation to a replacement local police plan as they apply in relation to the plan being replaced.

(9)The local commander and the local authority may agree to modify an approved local police plan at any time.

(10)Subsections (3) to (5) apply in relation to a modified local police plan as they apply in relation to the plan being modified.

(11)In this section “community planning” means the community planning processes described in Part 2 of the [F1Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015] .

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I1S. 47 in force at 1.4.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/51, art. 2

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