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Part IIIHearing

Officers conducting the hearing

18.—(1) Where a case is referred to a hearing it shall be heard by three police officers, appointed by the Chief Constable, who shall not be interested parties.

(2) Subject to regulation 29, one such officer who shall be of at least the rank of assistant chief constable or commander, shall be the presiding officer.

(3) The presiding officer, subject to paragraph (4), shall be assisted by two officers, who shall be of at least the rank of superintendent.

(4) Where the member concerned is a superintendent, the presiding officer will be assisted by two officers of the rank of assistant chief constable or commander.