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Police (Recruitment) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2002

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2.—(1) Regulation 2(2) of the recruitment regulations (meaning of “qualified candidate”) shall be amended as follows.

(2) For “an applicant for appointment to the police” substitute “an applicant for appointment as a police trainee or police reserve trainee”.

(3) In sub-paragraph (b) (age limits) for “is not over 52 years if a candidate for appointment as a police trainee” substitute–

(i)in the case of a candidate for appointment as a police trainee, has not attained the age of 52 years, or

(ii)in the case of a candidate for appointment as a police reserve trainee, has not attained the age of 61 years;.

(4) In sub-paragraph (c) (health and fitness) for “the duties of a police officer” substitute

(as the case may be)–

(i)the duties of a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, or

(ii)the duties of a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve;.

(5) In sub-paragraph (f) (tests and assessments) for “the skill and competencies required to carry out the duties of a police officer” substitute

(as the case may be)–

(i)the skills and competencies required to carry out the duties of a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, or

(ii)the skills and competencies required to carry out the duties of a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve;.

(6) For sub-paragraph (g) (panel decides whether candidate is suitable) substitute–

(g)who is not, as determined in accordance with Part III, unsuitable for appointment as a police trainee or police reserve trainee; and.

(7) For sub-paragraph (h) (appointment to the rank of sergeant or inspector) substitute–

(h)who, if a candidate for appointment as a police reserve trainee with a view to service in the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve in a particular area in Northern Ireland, is resident in that area..

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