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The Police (Conduct) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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6.—(1) The member concerned may choose a police officer who is not otherwise involved in the matter, to act as his police friend.

(2) A police friend may—

(a)advise the member concerned throughout the proceedings under these Regulations;

(b)unless the member concerned has the right to be legally represented and chooses to be so represented, represent the member concerned at the misconduct proceedings or special case hearing or appeal meeting;

(c)make representations to the appropriate authority concerning any aspect of the proceedings under these Regulations; and

(d)accompany the member concerned to any interview, meeting or hearing which forms part of any proceedings under these Regulations.

(3) The Chief Constable shall permit a police friend who is a member of the police service to use a reasonable amount of duty time for the purposes referred to in paragraph (2).

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