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Explanatory Memorandum to Policing (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

Schedule 3: Escort Officers

24.Schedule 3 details amendments to Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the Police (NI) Act 2003 conferring on escort officers additional powers, when they are at a police station, to prevent detainees from escaping from the police station, to ensure that a detainee in their charge remains under control, to provide assistance to police officers and other designated civilian staff and to have the power to use reasonable force to fulfil this duty.  Again these provisions replicate additional powers made available to escort officers in GB.

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