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Police (Recruitment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2001

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Regulation 2

SCHEDULE 1Criminal Convictions etc

A person shall not be eligible for appointment to the police if he:—

(1) has been convicted of a serious arrestable offence within the meaning of Article 87 of and Schedule 5 to the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989(1) or an equivalent offence elsewhere;

(2) has been convicted in Northern Ireland or elsewhere of any offence and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment or detention (whether suspended or not);

(3) has been disqualified from driving in Northern Ireland or elsewhere on more than one occasion;

(4) has been convicted of an arrestable offence within the meaning of Article 26 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 or an equivalent offence elsewhere within 5 years from the date of application;

(5) has been convicted of the following offences or any equivalent offence elsewhere:

(a)driving, or causing or permitting a person to drive, a motor vehicle while uninsured under Article 90 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(2);

(b)driving a motor vehicle while otherwise disqualified under Article 167(1)(b) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981;

(c)forgery or fraudulently altering etc, identification marks, badges, licences, certificate or certificates of insurance under Article 174(2) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981;

(d)failure of driver of mechanically propelled vehicle to comply with duties on occurrence of an accident caused by that vehicle under Article 175(2) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981;

(e)interference with vehicles under Article 8 of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983(3);

(f)dangerous driving under Article 10 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(4);

(g)any offence under Articles 15(1), 15(2), 16(1)(a) or 16(1)(b) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 relating to driving, attempting to drive or being in charge of a vehicle while unfit through drugs or drink or with excess alcohol in breath, blood or urine;

within 5 years from the date of application;

(6) has been convicted on three or more occasions arising separately of any other offences under the Road Traffic Orders or any equivalent offences elsewhere within 5 years from the date of application; or

(7) has received on three or more occasions a caution or any equivalent elsewhere within 3 years from the date of application.

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