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Part 4 E+W Police Training

The Central Police Training and Development AuthorityE+W

87 Establishment of the AuthorityE+W

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88 Functions of the AuthorityE+W

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F2S. 88 repealed (1.4.2007) by Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48), ss. 52, 53, Sch. 15 Pt. 1(A); S.I. 2007/709, art. 3(q) (subject to arts. 6, 7); and s. 88(8)(j), in so far as it is still in force, repealed (1.1.2008) by Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52), s. 383(2), Sch. 16 para. 187(b), Sch. 17; S.I. 2007/2913, art. 3

89 Setting of objectives by the Secretary of StateE+W

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90 The Authority’s annual objectivesE+W

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91 Setting of performance targetsE+W

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92 Training and development plansE+W

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93 Inspections of the AuthorityE+W

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94 Power to require reports from the AuthorityE+W

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95 Annual reportsE+W

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96 Secretary of State’s duty to promote efficiency etc. of AuthorityE+W

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Other provisions about trainingE+W

97 Regulations for police forcesE+W

(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations as to—

(a)police training F11. . . ; and

(b)the qualifications for deployment to perform particular tasks of persons serving or employed for policing purposes in England and Wales.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations made by virtue of paragraph (a) of that subsection may make provision with respect to the curriculum for courses of training for persons serving or employed for policing purposes in England and Wales, including the evaluation, approval and manner of devising the curriculum, or any part of it.

(3)In relation to any matter as to which provision may be made by regulations under this section, the regulations may—

(a)authorise or require provision to be made by, or confer discretionary powers on, the Secretary of State, police authorities, chief officers of police or other persons; or

(b)authorise or require the delegation by any person of functions conferred on that person by or under the regulations.

(4)Before making regulations under this section the Secretary of State shall consult—

[F12(a)the National Policing Improvement Agency;]

(b)Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary;

[F13(c)the Association of Police Authorities; and

(d)the Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.]

(5)A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

[F14(6)In this section—

(a)references to the provision of police training are references to the provision of training and opportunities for professional development for persons serving or employed for policing purposes in England and Wales;

(b)references to the provision of training include references to the provision of assessment and examination services;

(c)references to a person serving or employed for policing purposes in England and Wales are references to a person who is—

(i)a member of a police force in England and Wales,

(ii)a special constable appointed under section 27 of the 1996 Act, or

(iii)a person employed for the purposes of a police force in England and Wales.]

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F11Words in s. 97(1)(a) repealed (1.4.2007) by Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48), ss. 52, 53, Sch. 15 Pt. 1(A); S.I. 2007/709, art. 3(q) (subject to arts. 6 and 7)

F14S. 97(6) substituted (1.4.2007) by Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48), ss. 1(3), 53, Sch. 1 para. 79(3); S.I. 2007/709, art. 3(a) (subject to arts. 6 and 7)

Commencement Information

I1S. 97 wholly in force at 1.4.2002; s. 97 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 138; s. 97(1)-(3)(4)(b)-(d)(5)(6) in force at 1.10.2001 by S.I. 2001/3150, art. 2(b); s. 97(4)(a) in force at 1.4.2002 by S.I. 2002/533, art. 2

98 Directions after inspection identifies training needsE+W

(1)Where a report made to the Secretary of State on an inspection under section 54 of the 1996 Act (functions of inspectors of constabulary) contains recommendations in the case of any police force for the taking of measures relating to—

(a)the provision of training, or

(b)the provision of opportunities for professional development,

the Secretary of State may direct the police authority responsible for maintaining that force to take such measures relating to those matters as may be specified in the direction.

(2)A police authority shall comply with any direction given to it under this section.

99 Joint provision of trainingE+W

For section 23(6) of the 1996 Act (collaboration agreements) there shall be substituted—

(6)In subsection (1)—

(a)the reference to members of a police force includes a reference to special constables appointed for the area for which that force is maintained, and

(b)the reference to police functions includes a reference to functions with respect to training and the provision of opportunities for professional development.

Supplemental provisions in relation to police trainingE+W

100 Orders and regulations under Part 4E+W

(1)Any power of the Secretary of State to make orders or regulations under this Part shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.

(2)Any order or regulations made by the Secretary of State under this Part may make different provision for different cases.

101 Interpretation of Part 4E+W

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(2)For the purposes of this Part the Commissioner of Police for the City of London shall be deemed to be a member of the City of London police force.

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102 Consequential amendments relating to police trainingE+W

The enactments specified in Schedule 4 (amendments consequential on the provisions of this Part) shall have effect with the amendments set out in that Schedule.

103 Transitional arrangements relating to Authority’s establishment etc.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may, in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Part, by order make such transitional provision and savings (including provision modifying this Part) as he thinks fit.

(2)The Secretary of State may, for the purpose of facilitating the carrying out by the Authority of their functions or in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Part, by order make such provision as he thinks fit—

(a)for the transfer and apportionment of property and for the transfer, apportionment and creation of rights and liabilities;

(b)for the transfer of members of police forces in England and Wales and other persons.

(3)An order under this section may—

(a)provide for the Secretary of State, or any other person nominated by or in accordance with the order, to determine any matter requiring determination under or in consequence of the order; and

(b)make provision as to the payment of fees charged, or expenses incurred, by any person nominated to determine any matter by virtue of paragraph (a).

(4)A statutory instrument containing an order under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.