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Stop and Search of the Person in Scotland: code of practice for constables

Published: 13 Jan 2017
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781786527561

Code of practice for police constables exercising the power of Stop and Search.

38 page PDF

424.1kB

38 page PDF

424.1kB

Contents
Stop and Search of the Person in Scotland: code of practice for constables
Annex A

38 page PDF

424.1kB

Annex A

List of main statutory powers of Stop and Search of the person
(note: other statutory powers of search may also exist)

Section 47 Firearms Act 1968 (firearms)

Section 23 Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (drugs)

Section 60 Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (stolen property)

Section 4 Crossbows Act 1987 (crossbows)

Section 11 Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (evidence of commission of an offence under that Act)

Section 60 Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994 (power to stop and search in anticipation of violence)

Section 101 Conservation (Natural Habitat etc) Regulations 1994 (evidence of commission of an offence under that Act)


Section 4 Wild Mammals Protection Act 1996 (evidence of commission of an offence under that Act)

Section 21 Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (control of alcohol at sporting events)

Section 48 Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (offensive weapons)

Section 50 Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (knives)

Section 7 Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 (evidence of commission of an offence under that Act)


Section 11A Fireworks Act 2003 (possession of a firework in contravention of a prohibition imposed by fireworks regulations)

Section 66 Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (power to search a person who is to be, or is being taken from one place to another, to ensure not in possession of an item that could cause harm to self or others)

Section 67 Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (power to search on entry to relevant premises or events, where consent to the search has been consented to as a condition of entry imposed by the organiser)


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