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The Police (Conduct) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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54.—(1) Where the person or persons conducting the special case hearing in the case of a member other than a senior officer find that the conduct of the member concerned amounts to gross misconduct, he or they shall impose disciplinary action, which may be—

(a)subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), a final written warning;

(b)extension of a final written warning in accordance with paragraph (2); or

(c)reduction in rank; or

(d)dismissal with notice; or

(e)dismissal without notice.

(2) Where the member concerned is a senior officer and the Board has received a report under regulation 53(17)(c) it shall, in agreement with the Ombudsman where the Ombudsman was entitled to attend as an observer under regulation 51, impose disciplinary action under paragraph (1).

(3) Where the member concerned had a final written warning in force on the date of the assessment of the conduct under regulation 12(1) or on the date of the recommendation under section 59(2) of the 1998 Act that disciplinary proceedings should be brought—

(a)a final written warning shall not be given; but

(b)subject to paragraph (5), in exceptional circumstances, the final written warning may be extended.

(4) Where a final written warning is extended under paragraph (3), that warning shall remain in force for a period of 18 months from the date on which it would otherwise expire.

(5) A final written warning may be extended on one occasion only.

(6) Where the person conducting the special case hearing in the case of a member other than a senior officer finds that the conduct of the member concerned does not amount to gross misconduct, he may—

(a)dismiss the case; or

(b)return the case to the Chief Constable to deal with it in accordance with Part 4 at a misconduct meeting or, if the member concerned had a final written warning in force at the date of the assessment of conduct under regulation 12(1) or at the date of the recommendation under section 59(2) of the 1998 Act that disciplinary proceedings should be brought or at the date of the direction under section 59(5), as the case may be, at a misconduct hearing.

(7) Where the member concerned is a senior officer and the Board has received a report under regulation 53(17) to the effect that the conduct of the senior officer concerned does not amount to gross misconduct the Board may, in agreement with the Ombudsman where the Ombudsman was entitled to attend as an observer under regulation 51,—

(a)dismiss the case; or

(b)deal with it in accordance with Part 4 at a misconduct meeting or, if the member concerned had a final written warning in force at the date of the assessment of conduct under regulation 12(1) or on the date of the recommendation under section 59(2) of the 1998 Act that disciplinary proceedings should be brought, at a misconduct hearing.

(8) Where the case is returned to the Chief Constable under paragraph (6)(b) or dealt with by the Board under paragraph (7)(b), the appropriate authority shall proceed in accordance with Part 4, subject to regulation 21(1) being read as if the words “regulation 42 and paragraphs (6) and (7), on receipt of the investigator’s written report” were omitted and replaced with “paragraphs (6) and (7), on receipt of a determination under regulation 54(6)(b) or (7)(b)”.

(9) Except in the case of extending a final written warning, the disciplinary action shall have effect from the date on which it is notified to the member concerned.

(10) Where the question of disciplinary action is being considered, the person or persons conducting the special case hearing—

(a)shall have regard to the record of police service of the member concerned as shown on his personal record;

(b)may consider such documentary evidence as would, in his or their opinion, assist him or them in determining the question; and

(c)shall give—

(i)the member concerned; and

(ii)his police friend or his counsel or solicitor,

an opportunity to make oral or written representations.

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