Scottish Police Services Authority

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Scottish Police Services Authority
Scottish Police Services Authority (logo).jpg
SPSA Logo
Abbreviation SPSA
Formation 1 April 2007
Extinction 1 April 2013
Type Scottish Police Support Services
Legal status Merged to Police Scotland
Purpose Provide National Support to the Scottish Police Services
Headquarters Glasgow
Region served Scotland
Chief Executive Andrea Quinn
Parent organization Scottish Government
Website www.spsa.police.uk

The Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) was a public body of the Scottish Government responsible for certain central services for police forces in Scotland.[1]

It was established on the 1 April 2007, following the passing of the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006.[2] The SPSA assumed responsibility for the Scottish Police College, the Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency, the Scottish Criminal Records Office and the Scottish Police Information Strategy. [3] The authority also controlled central Police services such as Forensics and IT.

With effect from 1 April 2013, the structure of policing in Scotland changed. The eight regional forces, plus the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency and the Scottish Police Services Authority, were replaced by the new Police Scotland which is overseen by the Scottish Police Authority.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ About the Scottish Police Services Authority: "ABOUT US". Scottish Police Services Authority. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  2. ^ Establishment of the Scottish Police Services Authority: "Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006". Office of Public Sector Information. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  3. ^ Comments on Part I: "Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 Explanatory Note". Office of Public Sector Information. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 

External links[edit]

Scottish Police Services Authority site