SCHEDULE 8Appointment, suspension and removal of senior police officers

Part 2Suspension and removal of chief constables

Removal: general

12(1)A police and crime commissioner must not call upon a chief constable to retire or resign until the end of the scrutiny process has been reached.

(2)The end of the scrutiny process is reached when the first of the following events occurs—

(a)the period of six weeks mentioned in paragraph 15(3) has ended without the panel having given the police and crime commissioner any recommendation as to whether or not the commissioner should call for the retirement or resignation;

(b)the police and crime commissioner notifies the panel under paragraph 16(2) of the decision whether or not to accept the panel’s recommendation in relation to the resignation or retirement.