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Police (Scotland) Act 1967

The Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77) is an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament which provides the current framework within which the territorial police forces in Scotland operate. It does not generally apply to any police force operating in Scotland whose jurisdiction is not defined by either local authority boundaries or by the national boundary of Scotland; certain individual sections deal with the necessary exercise of some police powers by specified non-Scottish or all-United Kingdom forces.

All Justice matters are devolved to the Scottish Government under the Scotland Act 1998, however, and Scotland has (and always has had) its own civil and criminal legal systems quite separate and distinct from those in England and Wales.


"An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to police forces in Scotland and to the execution of warrants in the border counties of England and Scotland and to repeal certain provisions relating to the police in Scotland which have ceased to have any effect."

Section 41

See Assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty.

External links

  • UK Statute Law Database

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