The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 is an Act of the Scottish Parliament. This legislation merged the eight separate police forces and fire and rescue services in Scotland, plus several central agencies, into single agencies covering the whole of Scotland. These new agencies, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, formally came into being on 1 April 2013.
|Act of the Scottish Parliament|
|Long title||An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about policing; to make provision about fire and rescue services; and for connected purposes.|
|Citation||2012 asp 8|
|Introduced by||Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice|
|Royal assent||7 August 2012|
|Repeals/revokes||Police (Scotland) Act 1967|
Police and Fire Services (Finance) (Scotland) Act 2001
Status: Current legislation
|Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 Text of statute as originally enacted|
By establishing the Scottish Police Authority and the Police Service of Scotland, it replaced the arrangements previously set out in the Police (Scotland) Act 1967.
The legislation also made provision for the Auditor General for Scotland to become responsible for auditing the Scottish Police Authority, and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
- ^ "Topics: Law, Order & Public Safety: Policies: Police, fire and rescue services: Police service: Police Reform Legislation". Scottish Government. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- ^ "About us: Auditor General". Audit Scotland. Retrieved 28 December 2015.