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The Royal Ulster Constabulary (Conduct) Regulations 2000

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These regulations set out the procedures to be followed where an officer’s conduct is suspected of falling below the standard set out in the Code of Conduct, contained in Schedule 4.

The regulations apply to members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary below the rank of Assistant Chief Constable and to all members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve. They replace Part II of, and Schedules 2 and 4 to, the Royal Ulster Constabulary (Discipline and Disciplinary Appeals) Regulations 1988, and all of the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve (Part-time) (Discipline and Disciplinary Appeals) Regulations 1988 which, along with the amending regulations specified in Schedule 1, are hereby revoked.

Part I provides for the commencement and interpretation of the regulations, defines the limitation of application and makes the appropriate revocations and necessary transitional arrangements.

Part II provides for the suspension of the officer concerned where the chief constable considers appropriate, and for the investigation of the conduct to which the report, complaint or allegation relates.

Part III provides for the hearing of the case, the various parties who may be required or permitted to attend the hearing, the documentation to be made available to them, and the sanctions which may be imposed.

Part IV provides for the officer concerned to have the finding of the hearing or the sanction imposed or both reviewed by the Chief Constable or, in his absence, by another senior officer.

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