Covert surveillance and property interference: code of practice

A code of practice covering the authorisation of covert human intelligence sources in accordance with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000.


Authorisation level when knowledge of confidential information is likely to be acquired

Relevant Public Authority Authorisation level
The Police Service of Scotland The Chief Constable
Police Investigations and Review Commissioner The Commissioner
The Scottish Government
Marine Scotland Chief of Enforcement
Accountant in Bankruptcy Accountant in Bankrupcty
Scottish Prison Service Governor in Charge
Contracted out prisons The controller appointed under section 107(1)(b)
of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
Transport Scotland Director
A council constitued under section 2 of the
Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994
Assistant Head of Service; Investigation manager
The Common Services Agency for the
Scottish Health Service Counter
NHSScotland Counter
Fraud Services: Director of Practitioner and Fraud Service
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency Chief Executive
Executive Director

Chief Officer


Email: Graeme Waugh

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