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Police Trainee Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Termination of the period of service of a police trainee

6.—(1) Subject to standing orders made under regulation 7, the Chief Constable may by giving one week’s notice to a police trainee, terminate that person’s period of service as a police trainee if—

(a)the Chief Constable considers that the police trainee is not likely to become an efficient or well-conducted constable on completion of his period of service as a police trainee; or

(b)the police trainee has, on three or more occasions, failed to comply with a requirement to attend training imposed by any standing orders made under regulation 7 or any schedule issued under regulation 4, without—

(i)being entitled to be absent under Part III (leave), or

(ii)having obtained the consent of the Chief Constable to his absence, or

(iii)being suspended under provision made by standing orders under regulation 7; or

(c)the period of service of the police trainee has been extended in accordance with paragraph (2) of regulation 5, and having resumed training after the absence described in that regulation, the police trainee is absent from training for five or more days; or

(d)the police trainee refuses, without reasonable excuse, to undergo an examination by a medical practitioner appointed by virtue of regulation 7(4)(h); or

(e)following an examination by a medical practitioner appointed by virtue of regulation 7(4)(h) the Chief Constable considers that the police trainee—

(i)is not fit, physically or mentally, to be a police trainee, or

(ii)is not likely to be fit, physically or mentally, to be a constable on completion of his period of service as a police trainee; or

(f)the penalty of termination of service is imposed on the police trainee in accordance with standing orders about cases in which it is alleged that the conduct of a police trainee did not meet the required standards of conduct.

(2) A police trainee may end his period of service as a police trainee by giving one week’s notice to the Chief Constable.

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