Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012
|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|
|Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 Text of statute as originally enacted|
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.