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Strathclyde Police was the territorial police force responsible 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 between 1975 and 2013. The Police Authority contained members from each of these authorities. Strathclyde Police had the largest numbers of staff and served the largest population and the second largest area of the eight former Scottish police forces, after the Northern Constabulary. An Act of the Scottish Parliament, the Police and Fire Reform Act 2012, created a single Police Service of Scotland - known as Police Scotland - with effect from 1 April 2013. This act merged the eight regional police forces in Scotland, together with the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency, into a single service covering the whole of Scotland. Police Scotland is currently headquartered at the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan in Fife. The force was portrayed in the TV detective series Taggart. (via Freebase)