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The Royal Ulster Constabulary (Conduct) Regulations 2000

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Revocations and transitional provisions

    3. 3.Regulations not to apply in the case of senior officers

    4. 4.Interpretation

  3. Part II Suspension and Investigation

    1. 5.Suspension

    2. 6.Suspension of investigations where there are outstanding criminal proceedings

    3. 7.Investigation

    4. 8.Appointment of investigating officer

    5. 9.Notice of investigation and giving of caution

    6. 10.Investigating Officer’s report

    7. 11.Procedures on receipt of investigating officer’s report

    8. 12.Withdrawal of case

  4. Part III Hearing

    1. 13.Notice of hearing

    2. 14.Limitation on sanctions

    3. 15.Notification of hearing

    4. 16.Legal representation

    5. 17.Procedure on receipt of notice

    6. 18.Officers conducting the hearing

    7. 19.Documents to be supplied to the member concerned

    8. 20.Documents to be supplied to the officers conducting the hearing

    9. 21.Representation

    10. 22.Conduct of hearing

    11. 23.Procedures at hearing

    12. 24.Non-attendance

    13. 25.Attendance of complainant at hearing

    14. 26.Attendance of others at hearing

    15. 27.Exclusion of public from hearing

    16. 28.Evidence at hearing

    17. 29.Remission of cases

    18. 30.Record of hearing

    19. 31.Sanctions

    20. 32.Personal record to be considered before sanction imposed

    21. 33.Finding

  5. Part IV Review

    1. 34.Request for a review

    2. 35.Conduct of the review

    3. 36.Finding of the review

    4. 37.Hearing of review in absence of the Chief Constable

    5. 38.Record of conduct proceedings

    6. 39.Special cases

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Revocations

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Cautions

      1. 1.You do not have to say anything, but I must...

      2. 2.On [date] at [time] at [place] there was:

      3. 3.You were found on [day and date] at [place] at...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Special Cases

      1. Part I Conditions

        1. 1.Regulation 39

      2. Part II Modifications

        1. 2.For regulations 12 and 13 there shall be substituted the...

        2. 3.For regulations 15 and 16 there shall be substituted the...

        3. 4.In regulation 17 (procedure on receipt of notice)—

        4. 5.For regulation 18 there shall be substituted the following regulation:...

        5. 6.Regulation 19 shall be omitted.

        6. 7.In regulation 20 (documents to be supplied to officers conducting...

        7. 8.In regulation 21 (representation), in paragraph (1) for “supervising” there...

        8. 9.For regulation 22 (conduct of hearing) there shall be substituted...

        9. 10.In regulation 23 (procedures at hearing): (a) for “officers” wherever...

        10. 11.In regulation 24 paragraph 3 for “presiding officer” there shall...

        11. 12.In regulation 25 (attendance of complainant at hearing)—

        12. 13.In regulation 26 (attendance of others at hearing)—

        13. 14.Regulation 27 shall be omitted.

        14. 15.In regulation 28 (evidence at hearing)— (a) in paragraph (1),...

        15. 16.In regulation 29 (remission of cases)— (a) paragraphs (2)(b), (3)...

        16. 17.In regulation 30 (record of hearing) for “presiding officer” there...

        17. 18.In regulation 31(1) (sanctions) for “officers” there shall be substituted...

        18. 19.In regulation 32 (personal record to be considered before sanction...

        19. 20.In regulation 33 (Finding) for “three working days” there shall...

        20. 21.In regulation 34 (request for a review)—

        21. 22.In regulation 35 (conduct of the review), in paragraph (1)...

        22. 23.In regulation 36 (finding of the review)—

        23. 24.Regulation 37 shall be omitted.

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Code of Conduct for RUC Officers

      1. 1.Honesty and integrity

      2. 2.Fairness and impartiality

      3. 3.Discrimination

      4. 4.Politeness and tolerance

      5. 5.Use of force and abuse of authority

      6. 6.Performance of duties

      7. 7.Lawful orders

      8. 8.Confidentiality

      9. 9.Criminal Offences

      10. 10.Property

      11. 11.Sobriety

      12. 12.Appearance

      13. 13.General Conduct

  7. Explanatory Note

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