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Royal Ulster Constabulary Regulations 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Commencement and Operation

    1. 1.Citation, operation and effect

    2. 2.Meanings assigned to certain expressions, etc.

  3. Part II Government

    1. 3.Authorised establishment

    2. 4.Ranks

    3. 5.Part-time appointments

    4. 6.Restrictions on the private life of members

    5. 7.Business interests incompatible with membership of the force

    6. 8.Business interests precluding appointment to the force

    7. 9.Qualifications for appointment to the force

    8. 10.Fixed term appointments for certain ranks

    9. 11.Requirement to advertise vacancies in certain ranks

    10. 12.Probationary service in the rank of constable

    11. 13.Discharge of probationer

    12. 14.Retirement

    13. 15.Contents of personal records

    14. 16.Transfer of personal records

    15. 17.Personal record of member leaving the force

    16. 18.Fingerprints

  4. Part III Duty, Overtime and Leave

    1. 19.Duty to carry out lawful orders

    2. 20.Normal daily period of duty

    3. 21.Meaning of “day” in Part III

    4. 22.Variable shift arrangements

    5. 23.Rostering of duties

    6. 24.Overtime

    7. 25.Public holidays and rest days for ranks below inspector

    8. 26.Public holidays and rest days for inspectors and chief inspectors

    9. 27.Public holidays and monthly leave days for ranks above chief inspector

    10. 28.Travelling time treated as duty

    11. 29.Meetings of Police Association treated as police duty

    12. 30.Annual leave

    13. 31.Sick leave

    14. 32.Leave for ante-natal care

    15. 33.Maternity leave

    16. 34.Paternity leave

    17. 35.University scholars

  5. Part IV Pay

    1. 36.Rate of pay

    2. 37.Temporary salary

    3. 38.Reckoning of service in a police force in Great Britain

    4. 39.Reckoning by constables of service in certain constabularies

    5. 40.Reckoning of service in an airport constabulary

    6. 41.Reckoning by constables of overseas police service

    7. 42.Pay during sick leave

    8. 43.Pay during maternity leave

    9. 44.Deductions from pay of social security benefits and statutory sick pay

    10. 45.Calculation of monthly, weekly and daily pay

    11. 46.Pay day

  6. Part V Allowances and Other Emoluments

    1. 47.Restriction on payment of allowances

    2. 48.Restriction on payments for private employment of police

    3. 49.Removal allowance

    4. 50.Plain clothes allowance

    5. 51.Detective expenses allowance

    6. 52.Subsistence, refreshment and lodging allowances

    7. 53.Advances to cover expenses when away on duty

    8. 54.Motor vehicle allowances

    9. 55.Dog handler’s allowance

    10. 56.Allowance in respect of medical charges

    11. 57.Allowance for recurring escort duty, etc.

    12. 58.Continuance of allowances when member ill

    13. 59.Allowances in respect of periods of suspension

    14. 60.University scholars

    15. 61.General

  7. Part VI Uniform and Equipment

    1. 62.Issue of uniform and equipment

    2. 63.Re-issue of uniform and equipment

    3. 64.Ownership of uniform and equipment

    4. 65.Replacement of uniform and equipment

  8. Part VII Revocations, Savings and Transitional Provisions

    1. 66.Revocations and savings

    2. 67.Transitional provisions

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Modification for part-time service

      1. 1.In regulation 2 (meanings assigned to certain expressions, etc.) there...

      2. 2.In regulation 12 (probationary service in the rank of constable)—...

      3. 3.In regulation 13 (discharge of probationer)— (a) in paragraph (1)...

      4. 4.In regulation 20 (normal daily period of duty) for paragraphs...

      5. 5.In regulation 23 (rostering of duties)— (a) in paragraph (1)—...

      6. 6.For regulation 24 (overtime) there shall be substituted the following...

      7. 7.In regulation 25 (public holidays and rest days for ranks...

      8. 8.In regulation 26 (public holidays and rest days for inspectors...

      9. 9.In regulation 27 (public holidays and monthly leave days for...

      10. 10.In regulation 28 (travelling time treated as duty)—

      11. 11.In regulation 30 (annual leave)— (a) in paragraph (1) after...

      12. 12.In regulation 31 (sick leave) after paragraph (2) there shall...

      13. 13.In regulation 34 (paternity leave) after paragraph (3) there shall...

      14. 14.In regulation 36 (rate of pay)— (a) for paragraph (1)...

      15. 15.In regulation 37 (temporary salary)— (a) in paragraph (3)—

      16. 16.In regulation 43 (pay during maternity leave) after paragraph (3)...

      17. 17.In regulation 49 (removal allowance) after paragraph (5) there shall...

      18. 18.In regulation 50 (plain clothes allowance) in paragraph (1)—

      19. 19.In regulation 51 (detective expenses allowance)— (a) in paragraph (1)...

      20. 20.In regulation 52 (subsistence, refreshment and lodging allowances) at the...

      21. 21.In Schedule 5 (university scholars) in paragraph 3(2) for the...

      22. 22.In Schedule 7 (effect of disciplinary action on pay and...

      23. 23.In Schedule 9 (motor vehicle allowances) after paragraph 2(2) there...

      24. 24.In Part II of Schedule 12 (revocations and savings) after...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Restrictions on the private life of members

      1. 1.A member shall at all times abstain from any activity...

      2. 2.A member shall not reside at premises which are not...

      3. 3.(1) A member shall not, without the previous consent of...

      4. 4.A member shall not wilfully refuse or neglect to discharge...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Modification for variable shift arrangements

      1. 1.In regulation 20 (normal daily period of duty) there shall...

      2. 2.In regulation 23 (rostering of duties)— (a) in paragraph (1)...

      3. 3.In regulation 24 (overtime)— (a) in paragraph (1)—

      4. 4.In regulation 25 (public holidays and rest days for ranks...

      5. 5.In regulation 28 (travelling time treated as duty) for paragraph...

      6. 6.In regulation 30 (annual leave) omit paragraph (1).

      7. 7.In regulation 37 (temporary salary)— (a) in paragraph (6) for...

      8. 8.In regulation 52 (subsistence, refreshment and lodging allowances) at the...

      9. 9.In regulation 57 (allowance for recurring escort duty, etc.) for...

      10. 10.Omit Schedule 4.

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Annual leave

      1. 1.(1) Subject to regulation 30 and the provisions of this...

      2. 2.In the leave year in which a member is appointed...

      3. 3.In the case of a member below the rank of...

      4. 4.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), days of annual leave granted...

      5. 5.(1) Where a member has been recalled to duty from...

      6. 6.(1) For the purposes of this Schedule, the following expressions...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      University scholars

      1. 1.(1) In this Schedule a reference to a university scholar...

      2. 2.Regulations 20, 24 and 25 shall not apply to a...

      3. 3.(1) This paragraph shall apply to a university scholar who...

      4. 4.Where a university scholar moves his home and the removal...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Determination of pay

      1. 1.(1) This paragraph applies for the determination of the annual...

      2. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) to (12), the annual pay...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Effect of disciplinary action on pay and allowances

      1. 1.(1) Subject to paragraph 3, a member suspended under the...

      2. 2.Subject to paragraph 3, a member suspended under the Discipline...

      3. 3.Where a member returns to duty when the period of...

      4. 4.Where a member is fined under the Discipline Regulations, the...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Subsistence, refreshment and lodging allowances

      1. 1.(1) Subject as hereinafter in this Schedule provided, the amount...

      2. 2.If a lodging allowance is payable as well as a...

      3. 3.If the chief constable is satisfied in any particular case...

      4. 4.If a member below the rank of superintendent is required...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Motor vehicle allowances

      1. 1.For the purposes of regulation 54 and of this Schedule...

      2. 2.(1) Subject as hereinafter provided, the amount of a motor...

      3. 3.The amount of a motor vehicle allowance payable at the...

      4. 4.The amount of a motor vehicle allowance payable to a...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Dog handler’s allowance

      1. 1.Subject as hereinafter provided, a dog handler’s allowance shall be...

      2. 2.Where the member keeps and cares for at his home...

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Issue of uniform and equipment

      1. 1.The uniform specified in the following Tables, for men and...

      2. 2.Uniform or equipment issued by the Police Authority which is...

      3. 3.Clothing for particular or specialist duties shall be issued as...

      4. 4.Issues of equipment shall be made as circumstances require.

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      Revocations and savings

      1. Part I Revocations

      2. Part II

      3. Savings

        1. General Interpretation

          1. 1.In this Part, any reference to the 1984 regulations is...

        2. Housing Payments

          1. 2.Interpretation

          2. 3.Qualifying member previously provided with accommodation

          3. 4.Qualifying member with housing emoluments

          4. 5.Rejoining member previously provided with accommodation

          5. 6.Rejoining member previously in receipt of housing payments

          6. 7.Member provided with house or quarters

          7. 8.Variation and termination of replacement allowances

  10. Explanatory Note

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