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Police (Unsatisfactory Performance and Attendance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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18.—(1) If the chairman makes a finding that the performance of the member concerned during the relevant period has been unsatisfactory, he may—

(a)require the member concerned to resign from the police service either forthwith or on such later date as may be specified;

(b)order a reduction in rank with immediate effect and issue a written warning to him that unless a sufficient improvement in his performance is made within such a period as the chairman shall specify, he may, following consideration of his performance during that period in accordance with regulation 19, be required to resign from the police service forthwith or on such later date as may be specified; or

(c)issue such a warning as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (b).

(2) Where a disposal under paragraph (1)(a) or (3)(a) is made and where the member concerned has not resigned from the police service in accordance with that requirement, the effect of the disposal shall be to dismiss the member concerned from the police service either forthwith or on the date which was specified by the chairman.

(3) If the chairman makes a finding that the attendance of the member concerned during the relevant period has been unsatisfactory, he may—

(a)make the disposal mentioned in paragraph (1)(a);

(b)in a case where it is established that insufficient support has been given to the member concerned during the relevant period in order to assist him to return to work, specify such measures as must be taken in order to give him sufficient support in order to assist him to return to work;

(c)issue a written warning to the member concerned that, unless sufficient improvement in his attendance is made within such a period as is specified, he may, following consideration of his attendance during that period in accordance with regulation 20, be required to attend a second unsatisfactory performance or attendance hearing at which he may be required to resign from the police service;

(d)in a case where it is established that the member’s duties within the police service contributed directly to his unsatisfactory attendance record, order the member to be redeployed to alternative duties (which may involve a reduction in rank) within the police service with immediate effect.

(4) Where a disposal is made under paragraph (3)(b) or (d), the member concerned shall be issued with a written warning that unless a sufficient improvement in his attendance is made within such a period as is specified, he may, following consideration of his attendance during that period in accordance with regulation 20, be required to attend a first interview, a second interview or an unsatisfactory performance or attendance hearing, as specified by the chairman.

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