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1.—(1) Article 37 is amended as follows.N.I.
(2) [F1For paragraph (3) substitute—
“(3) No person may be appointed a custody officer unless—
(a)he is a police officer of at least the rank of sergeant; or
(b)he is a staff custody officer.”.]”.]
(3) [F1In paragraph (5) for “an officer” substitute “ an individual ”].
(4) [F1In paragraph (7)—
(a)in sub-paragraph (a)—
(i)after “by an officer” insert “ or a staff custody officer ”;
(ii)for “such an officer” substitute “ such a person ”;
(b)in sub-paragraph (b) for “such officer” substitute “ such person ”].
(5) In paragraph (8)—
(a)after “in” insert “ Article 35 or in ”;
(b)[F2for “an officer” substitute “ a person ”].
(6) [F3After paragraph (10) add—
“(11) In this Article “staff custody officer” means a person who has been designated as such under section 30 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2003.”.]”.
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