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Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (Full-time) (Appointment and Conditions of Service) Regulations 1996

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Qualifications for appointment to the force

9.—(1) A candidate for appointment to the force shall—

(a)produce satisfactory references as to character and, if he has served in any police force or in any special constabulary, in the armed forces, in the civil service or as a seaman, produce satisfactory proof of his good conduct while so serving;

(b)have attained the age of 18 years;

(c)be certified by a registered medical practitioner approved by the Police Authority to be in good health, of sound constitution and fitted both physically and mentally to perform the duties on which he will be employed after appointment;

(d)satisfy the chief constable that he is sufficiently educated by passing a written and oral examination; and

(e)give such information as may be required as to his previous history or employment or any other matter relating to his appointment to the force.

(2) For the purposes of this regulation—

(a)the expression “armed forces” means the naval, military or air forces of the Crown including any women’s service administered by the Defence Council; and

(b)the expression “seaman” has the same meaning as in the Merchant Shipping Act 1894(1).

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