Other police forces operating in Scotland

As well as Police Scotland, there are a number of other police forces which operate in Scotland. These include:

  • Ministry of Defence Police. The MOD Police provide security within Ministry of Defence property across the UK (eg the nuclear submarine base at Faslane)
  • The British Transport Police (BTP). The BTP operate across the UK rail network.
  • Civil Nuclear Constabulary. The CNC provides protection for nuclear materials on designated UK nuclear licensed sites and in transit.
  • The National Crime Agency. The NCA tackles serious organised crime across the UK, including Class A drugs, people smuggling and human trafficking, fraud and money laundering.
  • United Kingdom Border Agency. The UK Border Agency is a part of the Home Office and is tasked to protect the UK's borders.