Scottish Police Services Authority
|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|
It was established on the 1 April 2007, following the passing of the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006. 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.  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.
- About the Scottish Police Services Authority: "ABOUT US". Scottish Police Services Authority. Retrieved 2007-11-20.
- 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.
- Comments on Part I: "Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 Explanatory Note" (PDF). Office of Public Sector Information. Retrieved 2007-11-20.
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