- Grampian Police
Infobox UK Police
name= Grampian Police
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshireand Moray
start= 1975 (merger)
population= 525,936 (2001 Census)
size= 8,737 km²
officers= As of 2 February 2007, 1,401 Police Officers, 143 Special Constables, 17 Cadets and 884 Support Staff (including Agency) were employed by Grampian Police
title= Chief Constable
head= Colin McKerracher, QPM
head= Colin McKerracher, QPM
divno= Three- Aberdeen City, Moray, and Aberdeenshire (Formerly North Aberdeenshire and South Aberdeenshire)
web= [http://www.Grampian.police.uk/ Force web site]
Grampian Police is the police force for the north east of
Scotland, covering the council areas of Aberdeenshire, City of Aberdeenand Moray(the former Grampianregion). The force is headquartered on Queen Street in Aberdeen.
Police Authorityhas six representatives from Aberdeen City, six from Aberdeenshire and four from Moray.
It was formed on
May 16, 1975, when Grampian Region was created, as a merger of the previously-formed Scottish North Eastern Counties Constabularyand the Aberdeen City Police. The North Eastern force had itself been formed on May 16, 1949, by the merger of Aberdeenshire Constabulary, Banffshire Constabulary, Kincardineshire Constabularyand Moray and Nairn Constabulary. [http://www.grampian.police.uk/force/history/snecc.cfm]
The force produces a magazine called "The Informer" for its staff, which comes out every season.
The Grampian Police Pipe Band was established in 1907 and has had a long and proud tradition of playing at events and competitions throughout Scotland. The group rehearses on a weekly basis in Aberdeen and comprises both police staff and civilians. The Pipe Band launched its own design of tartan in 2007 and the band performed for Her Majesty the Queen at Balmoral to celebrate its unveiling [http://www.scotlandontv.tv/scotland_on_tv/video.html?vxSiteId=60fdd544-9c52-4e17-be7e-57a2a2d76992&vxChannel=Bagpip%20Bands&vxClipId=1380_SMG1392&vxBitrate=300] .
* [http://www.grampian.police.uk/ Force website]
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