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The Police (Conduct) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Revocation and transitional provisions

    3. 3.Interpretation and delegation

    4. 4.The harm test

  3. PART 2

    1. 5.Application

    2. 6.Police friend

    3. 7.Legal and other representation

    4. 8.Service of notices or documents

    5. 9.Outstanding or possible criminal proceedings

    6. 10.Suspension

  4. PART 3

    1. 11.Application of this Part

    2. 12.Assessment of conduct

    3. 13.Appointment of investigator

    4. 14.Appointment of investigator - Ombudsman

    5. 15.Investigation

    6. 16.Written notices

    7. 17.Written notices - Ombudsman

    8. 18.Representations to the investigator

    9. 19.Interviews during investigation

    10. 20.Report of investigation

  5. PART 4

    1. 21.Referral of case to misconduct proceedings

    2. 22.Withdrawal of case

    3. 23.Notice of referral to misconduct proceedings and panel membership

    4. 24.Procedure on receipt of notice

    5. 25.Witnesses

    6. 26.Timing and notice of misconduct proceedings

    7. 27.Persons conducting misconduct proceedings: members other than senior officers

    8. 28.Persons conducting misconduct proceedings: senior officers

    9. 29.Documents to be supplied

    10. 30.Attendance of member concerned at misconduct proceedings

    11. 31.Attendance of Ombudsman and investigator at misconduct hearing

    12. 32.Attendance of complainant or interested person at misconduct hearing

    13. 33.Attendance of others at misconduct proceedings

    14. 34.Exclusion from misconduct proceedings

    15. 35.Procedure at misconduct proceedings

    16. 36.Outcome of misconduct proceedings

    17. 37.Notification of outcome

    18. 38.Record of misconduct proceedings

    19. 39.Appeal from misconduct meeting: members other than senior officers

    20. 40.Appeal meeting

    21. 41.Procedure and finding of the appeal

  6. PART 5

    1. 42.Referral of case to special case hearing

    2. 43.Remission of case

    3. 44.Notice of referral to special case hearing

    4. 45.Notice of special case hearing

    5. 46.Procedure on receipt of notice

    6. 47.Person conducting special case hearing: members other than senior officers

    7. 48.Persons conducting special case hearing: senior officers

    8. 49.Documents to be supplied

    9. 50.Attendance of member concerned at special case hearing

    10. 51.Attendance of Ombudsman and investigator at special case hearing

    11. 52.Attendance of complainant and interested persons at special case hearing

    12. 53.Procedure at special case hearing

    13. 54.Outcome of special case hearing

    14. 55.Notification of outcome

    15. 56.Record of special case hearing

  7. PART 6

    1. 57.Record of disciplinary proceedings

  8. PART 7

    1. 58.Amendment to the Royal Ulster Constabulary (Complaints etc.) Regulations 2000

  9. Signature




        1. 1.1.Article 1 Professional Duty

        2. 1.2.Police officers shall, as far as practicable, carry out their...

        3. 1.3.Police officers shall carry out their duties in accordance with...

        4. 1.4.Police officers shall not subject any person to torture or...

        5. 1.5.The Police Service is a disciplined body. Unless there is...

        6. 1.6.Police officers shall not take active part in politics. (Sourced...

        7. 1.7.Police officers shall notify the Chief Constable of their membership...

        8. 1.8.Police officers shall not suffer administrative or other penalties because...

        9. 1.9.Police officers shall ensure that accurate records are kept of...

        10. 1.10.Whether on or off duty, police officers shall not behave...

        11. 2.1.Article 2 Police Investigations

        12. 2.2.Police officers shall follow the principle that everyone who is...

        13. 2.3.Police officers shall treat all victims of crime and disorder...

        14. 2.4.Police officers shall take account of the particular needs of...

        15. 3.1.Article 3 Privacy and Confidentiality

        16. 3.2.Police officers shall exercise powers of search and surveillance only...

        17. 3.3.Information or data of a personal or confidential nature in...

        18. 3.4.Police officers shall not gather, retain, use or disclose information...

        19. 4.1.Article 4 Use of Force

        20. 4.2.Police officers responsible for the planning and control of operations...

        21. 4.3.Wherever it is necessary for police officers to resort to...

        22. 4.4.A police officer shall discharge a firearm only where the...

        23. 4.5.Before police officers resort to the use of firearms, they...

        24. 4.6.Police supervisors shall ensure that stress counselling is offered to...

        25. 5.1.Article 5 Detained Persons

        26. 5.2.In their dealings with detained persons, police officers shall, as...

        27. 5.3.Police officers shall take every reasonable step to protect the...

        28. 6.1.Article 6 Equality

        29. 6.2.In carrying out their duties police officers shall treat all...

        30. 7.1.Article 7 Integrity

        31. 7.2.Police officers shall at all time respect and obey the...

        32. 7.3.Police officers shall at all times prevent and oppose any...

        33. 7.4.Police officers shall report to the Chief Constable any legal...

        34. 7.5.Police officers shall not commit any act of corruption or...

        35. 8.1.Article 8 Property

        36. 8.2.Police officers shall ensure that any gift or gratuity that...

        37. 9.1.Article 9 Fitness for Duty

        38. 9.2.Police officers on duty shall not, without proper authority, consume...

        39. 9.3.Police officers shall attend work promptly when rostered for duty....

        40. 10.1.Article 10 Duty of Supervisors

        41. 10.2.Supervisors shall ensure that their staff carry out their professional...

        42. 10.3.Supervisors have a particular responsibility to secure, promote and maintain...

  10. Explanatory Note

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