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Police Support Staff (Suitability) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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Suitability: criminal convictions etc.

2.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) and regulation 3, the Chief Constable may determine the matters which may be taken into account in deciding the suitability of a person for appointment under section 4(3) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 to a post in the police support staff, with a view to his being designated under section 30 or 30A of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2003(1).

(2) A person is unsuitable for such an appointment, if he 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) The fact that a person—

(a)has been convicted of any offence,

(b)has breached a court order, or

(c)has received a caution as defined by section 126 of the Police Act 1997(2),

may be taken into account, in accordance with any determination made by the Chief Constable under paragraph (1), in deciding his suitability for such an appointment.

(1)

2003 c.6. Section 30A was inserted by Article 7 of the Policing (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.

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