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The Police (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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Part-time appointments

6.—(1) A chief constable may, after consultation with local representatives of the representative bodies, appoint persons to perform part-time service in any rank.

(2) In these Regulations a person appointed to perform part-time service includes a person appointed to share a job with another person.

(3) A person appointed to perform part-time service may not be appointed to serve as a full-time member without that person’s consent.

(4) A person appointed to perform part-time service immediately after serving as a full-time member may give notice in writing of that person’s intention to be re-appointed as a full-time member and shall be so appointed–

(a)within one month of the date the notice is received by the police authority, where the authority has a suitable vacancy; or

(b)except where sub-paragraph (a) applies, when 3 months have elapsed since the day the notice was received, or from an earlier date if reasonably practicable.

(5) A person serving as a full-time member of a police force may not be appointed to perform part-time service without that person’s consent.

(6) In this regulation “full-time member” means a member appointed otherwise than under this regulation.

(7) In relation to persons appointed under this regulation to perform part-time service–

(a)regulation 12(1) has effect as if the words “other than such a person who transferred to the force having completed the required period of probation therein” were omitted; and

(b)regulation 25 has effect as if–

(i)in paragraph (1) for all the words after “compensated in respect of time” there were substituted “spent on duty in excess of such period as the Scottish Ministers may determine”; and

(ii)paragraph (2) were omitted.

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