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In the United Kingdom, a police authority is a body charged with securing an efficient and effective British police force for its area. The authority is a committee with representatives nominated by the local authorities or authority, independent members, and magistrates. The British police are a group of similar but independent police services which operate in the United Kingdom. ... A magistrate is a judicial officer with limited authority to administer and enforce the law. ...


Police Authorities can set a precept on Council Tax for funding. The Council Tax is the main form of local taxation in England, Scotland and Wales. ...


In Northern Ireland the police authority is now known as the Northern Ireland Policing Board, of which ten are members of the Northern Ireland Assembly and nine are independent. Northern Ireland is an administrative region and one of four parts of the United Kingdom. ... The Northern Ireland Policing Board is the Police Authority for Northern Ireland, charged with supervising the activities of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. ... The Northern Ireland Assembly is a 108-member legislative body for Northern Ireland that sits at Stormont with powers devolved to it from the Westminster parliament. ...


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Swedish Police Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (415 words)
The principal agency for each of the departments is the respective County Police Authority, consisting of local politicians and the commissioner.
The County Police Commissioners report to the Government of Sweden, not to the National Police Board and by this it may seem that the National Police Board is not actually involved in the county police matters.
Before 1998, the County Police Departments were supervised by the respective County Administrative Boards of Sweden, with the 21 County Governors as the highest authority for the police in each county.
Guardian | Police authorities reject Clarke deadline for mergers (526 words)
Police authorities have unanimously rejected the home secretary's plans to force these proposals through with indecent haste, and we believe there are also credible alternative options which should be considered very seriously," he said.
But as local politicians on police authorities raised their banner of rebellion, chief constables in the West Midlands unveiled their plan for the biggest regional force outside of London - albeit in the face of opposition from one of their amalgamation partners, the highly rated West Mercia force.
Warwickshire police said that a number of recent murders meant that 80% of their detectives had to be taken from local policing to deal with them.
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