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Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 56 - Grant of warrants for execution by constables and police members of SCDEA

266.Section 56 clarifies the law on the scope of a sheriff’s jurisdiction to grant a warrant at common law to police members of the SCDEA and constables from a police force not within the area of the sheriff’s jurisdiction.

267.This section provides that a sheriff or justice of the peace does not lack power or jurisdiction to grant a warrant for execution by a constable or a police member of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency simply on the basis that the constable or police member is not a constable of a police force for a police area which is within the sheriff’s or justice’s sheriffdom.

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