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Thread: What a merger could mean for us????

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    What a merger could mean for us????

    This is or could be a Scottish issue if our police forces are merged as proposed yesterday.

    Would this mean one firearms licensing department???

    At the moment i find Lothian & Borders very good and have never had a problem,but what are forces like in the other regions?????

    Nell

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    I would be gutted if Northern was to change.

    They have slowed up a bit recently but you can still wander in and get a variation done whilst you wait drinking coffee out their coffee machine.
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    Hi,

    today a spokeperson for ACOPS said day to day running will not change.

    no need to worry.

    frank

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    Frank you cert is singed by your chief officer of police in your area, how would that effect our renewals??.

    ATB Barry

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    hi,

    each area will be assigned a deputy head and he/she will assume the responsibilities.

    please dont start a making an issue of this as some with start to panic.

    its not going to be a problem and you can quote me on it.

    f.

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    Not wanting to scaremonger but it says on my cert "Signature of Chief Officer of Police". I wasnt aware that the police could change an oficial document without home office approval.

    ATB Barry

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    Hey Dont pick on me!!

    ATB Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry thom View Post
    Hey Dont pick on me!!

    ATB Barry
    Bt, as if mate. but watch this space i see probably 8 pages and for what nothing.

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    While it is true that it says signature of COP (see what I did there?!) - you'll find the use of 'per procurationem' or pp prevalent in all forces where others are delegated the right. I can't see them changing the way licensing works any more than I think each Police Chief sits and signs all the docs, such as variations themselves - far too busy and important...!! If they were to merge I think it would be all the more likely it would get easier, not harder. I'm with centralbeltstalker on this one.
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