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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Code of practice for PCSPs and DPCSPs

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23.—(1) The joint committee shall issue, and may from time to time revise, a code of practice containing guidance as to the exercise by PCSPs and DPCSPs of their functions.

(2) Before issuing or revising a code of practice under this section the joint committee shall consult—

(a)district councils; and

(b)the Chief Constable.

(3) The code of practice under this section may in particular include provisions concerning—

(a)the procedures for meetings;

(b)the holding of public meetings;

(c)the arrangements for giving notice of meetings, and in particular for the giving of such notice to district commanders and to the public;

(d)the arrangements for the submission by or to a PCSP, a DPCSP or a policing committee of reports and other documents;

(e)the arrangements for enabling questions on the discharge by police officers of their functions in the district to be put by members of the policing committee for answer by the relevant district commander or a police officer nominated by that district commander for the purpose;

(f)the arrangements for the monitoring by the policing committee of the performance of the police in carrying out—

(i)the policing plan in relation to the district; and

(ii)the local policing plan applying to the district or any part of the district;

(g)the arrangements to be made under section 21(1)(c) and (d) and 22(1)(c) and (d);

(h)the arrangements for dealings with the Policing Board, the Department and the joint committee.

(4) The joint committee shall arrange for any code of practice issued or revised under this section to be published in such manner as appears to it to be appropriate.

(5) In its application to a DPCSP, this section has effect with the substitution for references to the district of references to the police district.

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