Royal Decree 927/2015, October 16, Whereby Grants The Use Of The Flag Of Spain To The National Police.

Original Language Title: Real Decreto 927/2015, de 16 de octubre, por el que se concede el uso de la bandera de España a la Policía Nacional.

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It law organic 2 / 1986, of 13 of March, of forces and bodies of security, created the body national of police through the integration of them bodies police of field State existing, one of nature civil, the body top of police, and another of character military, the police national, forming of this way the cited body national of police that it own law is commissioned of qualify as an Institute armed of character civil.

The national police - former police Navy-, in consideration of its structure, organization and that military character, had the right to use and display the national flag, granted by the Decree 485/1970, 26 February, which grants the right to use and display the national flag to the armed police corps.

This background, attached to the status of guarantor of public freedoms and the national police public safety, as well as to the fact of being a nationwide organization that has, among others, units and uniformed services, and participates in a variety of commemorative events, make you worthy of flaunting the flag of Spain as a stimulus for the entrusted public service obligations.

The regulation of the use of the flag of Spain by the national police is specific for the same and is based on provisions in the law 39/1981, dated October 28, which regulates the use of the flag of Spain and other flags and banners.

This Royal Decree is made up of four items, an additional provision, a derogatory and two finals.

The article 1 grants the use of the flag of Spain to the police national. Article 2 provides for use by superior headquarters of police and the national police school. Article 3 determines the Protocol and escort the flag of Spain. Article 4 is dedicated to measures and accessories of the flag of Spain in its use by the national police. The sole additional provision regulates use in tribute to the fallen Act of service. The provision repealing only repeals expressly the Decree 485 / 1970, of 26 of February. The first final provision refers to regulatory development, and second the final provision on the entry into force.

In his virtue, in use of it enabling normative planned in the available additional of the law 39 / 1981, of 28 of October, to proposed of the Minister of the Interior, in accordance with the Council of State, and prior deliberation of the Council of Ministers in its meeting of the day 16 of October of 2015, HAVE: article 1. Issue and use of the flag of Spain by the national police.

1. grants to police the use of the flag of Spain, whose custody corresponds to the address enclosed operational of the Directorate General of police.

2. the national police will use the flag of Spain in formations of its established by Protocol acts, especially on the occasion of the day of the police and other acts that concur with other forces or national or foreign security forces.

Article 2. Organs and the General Directorate of police units that can be used in the flag of Spain.

In the scope of the General Directorate of police, the use of the flag of Spain shall be the superior headquarters of police and the national police school.

Article 3. Protocol and escort of the flag of Spain.

1. acts or ceremonies with static formations, the head of the same will order the position of utmost respect when the flag of Spain is incorporated and out of the formation. When the flag of Spain is incorporated to the static formation, the head of the same shout viva Spain «police», which will be answered by a «live».

2. the escort of honor will be composed by a Chief of escort, a flag bearer and three escorts, that will be, respectively, an inspector, a sub-inspector and three official of police.

3. to the addition and withdrawal of formation of the flag of Spain are honors from national anthem in full version.

4. in accordance with the provisions of the second article. Three of the law 39 / 1981, of 28 of October, by which is regulates the use of the flag of Spain and of others flags and ensigns, the treatment that receive the flag by the police national, in no case will have the consideration of accountability of honors military.

Article 4. Measures and accessories of the flag of Spain in its use by the national police.

1. the Spain flag is used by the national police will take built-in the shield of Spain embroidery of both sides in the center of the yellow stripe, around which will be distributed in a circle following inscriptions in blue police lyrics: legend NATIONAL POLICE, at the top, and the name of the Superior police headquarters or , in its case, of the national police school, at the bottom.

2 is set to the flagpole on the same fabric sewing it in way that sticks and by a purse seine. It will be below the moharra and attached to the flagpole a Ribbon of blue police, which will be a bond that will end at both ends with a golden fringe.

3 measures of the flag of Spain, when used by the national police, shall be as follows: to) length of 1,475 mm

b) 1.280 mm. width

(c) height of the shield of 520 mm.

(d) the letters of 80 mm height

e) 340 mm f inner circumference Radio) Radio from the outer circumference of 420 mm.

4. the staff of the flag of Spain shall be of wood or bamboo; will have a moharra at the top and at the bottom a spike, and a length of 2400 mm. from the tip of the moharra until the end of the Spike.

The moharra will spearhead shape and will be metal gold, taking recorded the placa-emblema of the national police.

5. the hand Guard will take form of Bowl and will have recorded the placa-emblema of the police national.

6. the flag shall be 80 mm leather band of width that will be lined of fabric blue police with a fringe central with the colors of the flag of Spain. Will be edging of a gallon Golden and will have a cuja to support the pole.

Sole additional provision. Use of the flag of Spain in tribute to those fallen in Act of service.

In case of death in Act of service of officials of the police national or personal of it address General of the police, the flag wave to half asta in them buildings police and during the period that determine in each case the Minister of the Interior, to proposed of the Director General of the police, attending to them circumstances concurrent.

Sole repeal provision. Repeal legislation.

1. is repealed the Decree 485 / 1970, of 26 of February, by which is granted the right to use and hold the flag national to the body of police armed.

2. also are repealed few provisions, of equal or lower rank, is opposed to it provisions this real Decree.

Available end first. Development policy.

The Minister of the Interior is authorized to dictate how many standards are necessary for the development and implementation of the provisions of this Royal Decree.

Second final provision. Entry in force.

This Royal Decree shall enter into force the day following its publication in the "Official Gazette".

Given in Madrid, on October 16, 2015.

PHILIP R.

The Minister of the Interior, JORGE FERNÁNDEZ DÍAZ