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The Police and Criminal Evidence (Application to Customs and Excise) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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2.  The Police and Criminal Evidence (Application to Customs and Excise) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989(1) shall be amended as follows:

(a)In Schedule 2, Part I, Column 2 for the word “grade” there shall be substituted the word “title”.

(b)For Schedule 2, Part II there shall be substituted the following:—

Equivalent titles of officers

Where in the 1989 Order, an act or thing is to be done by a constable or police officer of the rank specified in column 1 below, that same act or thing shall, in the application of the 1989 Order to Customs and Excise, be done by an officer of at least an equivalent title specified in column 2 below—

Column 1Column 2
Rank of constable or police officerTitle of officer

The abbreviations used in Column 2 above shall have the following meaning:—

  • “PSD” shall mean “Passenger Services Division”

  • “EFIT” shall mean “Excise Fraud Investigation Team”

  • “EVO” shall mean “Excise Verification Officer”

  • “EVU” shall mean “Excise Verification Unit”

  • “LVOIT” shall mean “Local Value Added Tax Office Investigation Team”.

The job bands referred to in Column 2 above are as set from time to time by the Commissioners of Customs and Excise.


Anti-Smuggling Manager;

Cargo Operational Team Manager;

Investigation Team Leader;

PSD Operations Manager; or any other officer within job band 9

inspector/chief inspector

Anti-Smuggling Team Leader;

Cargo Team Leader (2);

EFIT Team Leader;

EVU Team Leader;

LVOIT Officer (2);

PSD Team Manager;

Road Fuel Control Officer;

Specialist Investigator (3); or any other officer within job bands 7 or 8


Anti-Smuggling Officer (2);

Cargo Team Leader (1);

Cargo Team Member (3);

Drug Dog Unit Team Leader;

EFIT Team Member;

EVO (2);

LVOIT Officer (1);

PSD Team Member (1);

Road Fuel Testing Officer;

Specialist Investigator (1); or any other officer within job bands 5 or 6

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