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The Police (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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4.—(1) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–

“the 1967 Act” means the Police (Scotland) Act 1967;

“British Transport Police Force” means the force of constables appointed under section 53 of the British Transport Commission Act 1949(1);

“chief constable” means the person who is appointed to the office of chief constable of a police force;

Conduct Regulations” means the Police (Conduct) (Scotland) Regulations 1996(2), and the Police (Senior Officers) (Scotland) Regulations 1999(3);

“maternity leave” means leave taken in accordance with the provisions of a determination under regulation 33 by a qualified member of a police force during the maternity period;

“member of a police force” means a constable of a police force (including the chief constable of a police force) and includes such a member who is suspended under the Conduct Regulations;

“pensionable service” has the same meaning as in the Police Pensions Regulations 1987(4);

“the representative bodies” means the Police Federation for Scotland and all bodies for the time being recognised by the Scottish Ministers for the purposes of section 64 of the Police Act 1996;

“senior officer” means a member who is a chief constable a deputy chief constable or an assistant chief constable;

“university scholar” means a member of a police force on a course of university study nominated by the Scottish Ministers or by the police authority maintaining the police force of which that member is a member following arrangements approved by the Scottish Ministers;

“week” means a period of seven days beginning with Sunday.

(2) Nothing in these Regulations shall be construed as authorising pay or allowances payable to any person to be reduced retrospectively.

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