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Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006

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Director General and Deputy Director General: common provisions

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4(1)A person appointed as Director General or Deputy Director General—

(a)is, subject to paragraph 9(1), appointed on such terms and conditions as the Scottish Ministers may specify;

(b)is by virtue of the appointment a member of the staff of the Authority;

(c)is, if immediately before appointment a constable of a police force, engaged with the Agency on a period of relevant service within the meaning of section 38A(1)(bf) of the 1967 Act;

(d)in any other case—

(i)is, on appointment, appointed to the office of constable of the Agency; and

(ii)must on appointment make before a sheriff or a justice of the peace a declaration in such terms as the Scottish Ministers may determine covering the proper discharge of the duties of the office.

(2)Without prejudice to any other enactment conferring powers on constables for particular purposes, where the Director General or Deputy Director General makes a declaration such as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(d)(ii), the Director General or (as the case may be) the Deputy Director General has all the powers and privileges of a constable throughout Scotland and (without prejudice to section 1(2) of the 1967 Act) the adjacent United Kingdom waters.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2)—

  • “powers” includes powers under any enactment, whenever passed or made;

  • “United Kingdom waters” means the sea and other waters within the seaward limits of the territorial sea;

and in that sub-paragraph, so far as it relates to powers under any enactment, makes them exercisable throughout the United Kingdom waters whether or not the enactment applies to those waters apart from this provision.

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