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Section 15.1. Law enforcement is the responsibility of Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Services Authority. Transport Police and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary perform duties within their respective jurisdictions. All police powers, responsibilities and duties are as prescribed by law.

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-16 22:55:04

    Section 15.1. Section 15.1. Law enforcement is the responsibility of Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Services Authority. Transport Police and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary perform duties within their respective jurisdictions. All police powers, responsibilities and duties are as prescribed by law.

      • alanhind

        Section 15.1. Surely a section should be included for the creation of a civil authority that oversees all complaints about the police,for too long the complaints system has been organised by the police themselves.

          • Arfem

            Section 15.1. Yes Alanhind - quis custodiet custodes? I preferred the old system of policing which was accountable to local government rather than the State. A National body should exist for coordinating certain National & supra-National functions but that wouldn't undermine local autonomy. Hope others will join this debate and perhaps move to a proposal in due course.

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