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Encyclopedia > Strathclyde Police
Strathclyde Police
Strathclyde Police
Strathclyde Police area
Coverage
Area Argyll and Bute, City of Glasgow, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire
Size 13,624 km²
Population Approx 2.3 million
Operations
Formed 1975 (merger)
HQ Glasgow, Scotland
Officers 7,500
Divisions 9
Stations 115
Chief Constable Sir Willie Rae QPM
Website Force web site

Strathclyde Police is the police force for the Scottish council areas of Argyll and Bute, City of Glasgow, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The Police Authority contains members from each of these authorities[1]. Until 1996 the area was part of the region of Strathclyde. Image File history File links ScotlandPoliceStrathclyde. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 2nd  - Total 6,909 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Lochgilphead ISO 3166-2 GB-AGB ONS code 00QD Demographics Population Ranked 23rd  - Total (2005) 90,870  - Density 13 / km² Scottish Gaelic  - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}} Politics Argyll & Bute Council http://www. ... The City of Glasgow Council (Mòr-bhaile Ghlaschu in Gaelic) is one of the 32 Scottish unitary authorities, formerly Glasgow District Council and Glasgow Corporation in Glasgow, Scotland. ... Logo of East Ayrshire Council East Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... East Dunbartonshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority areas in Scotland. ... East Renfrewshire (Siorrachd Rinn Friù an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... Inverclyde (Inbhir Chluaidh in Gaelic) is one of 32 council areas in Scotland. ... North Ayrshire (Sìorrachd Inbhir Air a Tuath in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland. ... North Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... Renfrewshire (Siorrachd Rinn Friù in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority regions in Scotland. ... South Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Deas in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, covering the southern part of Ayrshire. ... South Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, covering the southern part of the traditional county of Lanarkshire. ... West Dunbartonshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority areas in Scotland. ... “Glaswegian” redirects here. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Willie Rae QPM is the current Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police, the largest police force in Scotland. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 405 pixelsFull resolution (1030 × 522 pixel, file size: 202 KB, MIME type: image/png) Image from Strathclyde Police Website http://www. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... For local government purposes, Scotland is divided into 32 areas designated as Council Areas of Scotland which are all governed by unitary authorities designated as Councils which have the option under the Local Government (Gaelic Names) (Scotland) Act 1997 (as chosen by Na h-Eileanan an Iar) of being known... Location Geography Area Ranked 2nd  - Total 6,909 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Lochgilphead ISO 3166-2 GB-AGB ONS code 00QD Demographics Population Ranked 23rd  - Total (2005) 90,870  - Density 13 / km² Scottish Gaelic  - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}} Politics Argyll & Bute Council http://www. ... The City of Glasgow Council (Mòr-bhaile Ghlaschu in Gaelic) is one of the 32 Scottish unitary authorities, formerly Glasgow District Council and Glasgow Corporation in Glasgow, Scotland. ... Logo of East Ayrshire Council East Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... East Dunbartonshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority areas in Scotland. ... East Renfrewshire (Siorrachd Rinn Friù an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... Inverclyde (Inbhir Chluaidh in Gaelic) is one of 32 council areas in Scotland. ... North Ayrshire (Sìorrachd Inbhir Air a Tuath in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland. ... North Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... Renfrewshire (Siorrachd Rinn Friù in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority regions in Scotland. ... South Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Deas in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, covering the southern part of Ayrshire. ... South Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, covering the southern part of the traditional county of Lanarkshire. ... West Dunbartonshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority areas in Scotland. ... Police authority - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Strathclyde (Srath Chluaidh in Gaelic) was one of the regional council areas of Scotland from 1975 to 1996. ...


It is the largest of the eight Scottish police forces, and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. The area it covers is the third largest police area in the United Kingdom, after the areas covered by the Scottish Northern Constabulary and the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Map showing the council areas of Scotland, with the ones in the police area highlighted. ... The Police Service of Northern Ireland (Irish: Seirbhís Póilíneachta Thuaisceart na hÉireann) is the police service that covers Northern Ireland. ...


Strathclyde Police Force was originally defined as covering the area of the former Strathclyde Regional Council, which was abolished in 1996. Strathclyde (Srath Chluaidh in Gaelic) was one of the regional council areas of Scotland from 1974 to 1996. ...


In the 1980s, public outrage at the Strathclyde Police's perceived failure to address the violence of the Glasgow Ice Cream Wars earned it the nickname the "serious chimes squad" (c.f. Serious Crime Squad).[2] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Glasgow Ice Cream Wars were conflicts in the East End of Glasgow in the 1980s between rival ice cream van operators, over lucrative territory and suggested use of ice cream vans as a cover for selling drugs. ... The West Midlands Serious Crime Squad was a police unit in the English West Midlands which operated from 1974 to 1989. ...

Contents

Personnel

The Forces Senior Management Team[3] are as follows:

Chief Constable
Sir Willie Rae QPM
Deputy Chief Constable
Ricky Gray
Assistant Chief Constable (Community Safety)
John Neilson
Assistant Chief Constable (Counter Terrorism)
John Corrigan
Assistant Chief Constable (Crime)
John LS Malcolm
Assistant Chief Constable (Criminal Justice and Territorial Policing)
Kevin Smith
Assistant Chief Constable (Operational Support)
Ian Learmonth
Director of Legal Services
Ian McPherson LLB NP
Director of Finance and Resources
Allan Macleod BA (Hons), MBA, CPFA
Director of Information & Communication Technology
Fiona O'Hare
Director of Human Resources
John Evans MBA

Willie Rae QPM is the current Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police, the largest police force in Scotland. ...

History

Strathclyde Police was created on May 16, 1975 from the merger of several police services: May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The City of Glasgow Police was one of the first professional police forces in modern history. ... Strathclyde Police is the police force for the Scottish council areas of Argyll and Bute, City of Glasgow, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. ...

Organisation

The Force is currently organised into 9 Territorial Divisions (designated A,C,E,G,K,L,N,Q & U Divisions), a Headquarters Division (H), a Support Services Division (V Division) and a Road Policing Division (T Division). There are proposals however, to reduce the number of Divisions policing the City of Glasgow area from the current 4 (A,C,E &G) to three. This will be achieved by amalgamating C&E Divisions and minor adjustments to the current A Division. The main driving force behind this development is a realignment of policing Sub Divisional boundaries to become co-terminous with Community Planning Areas. Other services such a Health Authority areas, Social Work etc will also amend their functional area boundaries to this model to provide 'joined up' approaches to community problems. It is likely that this approach will eventually remodel and reduce further the number of Territorial Divisions.


The Force is commanded by a Chief Constable, supported by a Deputy Chief Constable (DCC) and 5 Assistant Chief Constables (ACC). The current Chief Constable is Willie Rae. Willie Rae QPM is the current Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police, the largest police force in Scotland. ...


The Territorial Divisions are commanded by an officer of Chief Superintendent rank supported by their deputy who holds the rank of Superintendent. These Divisions are further sub dived into a number of Sub Divisions, generally 3, which are commanded by a Sub Divisional Officer (S.D.O.) of Superintendent rank supported by a Deputy Sub Divisional Officer (D.S.D.O.) of Chief Inspector Rank.


Strathclyde police currently employ over 7,000 police officers and around 2,500 force support officers (FSO). Their (FSO's) jobs range from drivers to computer technicians and everything in-between, such as vehicle technicians, communications operators, word processor operators, custody officers and specialised posts in Information Technology and Forensic Science.


The force also currently employ over 100 police cadets who work initially inside the police office helping members of the public with their enquiries, they also go on secondments to other departments within the force, such as, the mounted branch, CID, dog branch and road policing.


References

  1. ^ Statutory Instrument 1995 No. 2642 Strathclyde Combined Police Area Amalgamation Scheme 1995
  2. ^ Dan McDougall and John Robertson. ""Ice-cream wars" verdicts quashed as justice system faulted", The Scotsman, 2004-03-18. 
  3. ^ Senior Management Team. Strathclyde Police website. Retrieved on 2007-01-19.

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External links

  • Official website

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