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The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Police (Scotland) Act 1967) Order 2005

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Police (Scotland) Act 1967) Order 2005 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

Additional Deputy Chief Constables

2.  After section 5 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967(1) insert–

Deputy chief constables – supplementary

5ZA.(1) A person who held the rank of deputy chief constable in a police force before a period of appointment under section 33 of this Act, and who returns to that force at the end of the period in question is entitled to return as a deputy chief constable of that force.

(2) If by virtue of subsection (1) above or section 38A(3)(a)(2) of this Act there is more than one person in a police force who holds the rank of deputy chief constable, one of the persons who holds it shall be designated as the officer having the powers and duties conferred on a deputy chief constable by section 5A(1) of this Act.

(3) A person shall be designated under subsection (2) above by the police authority after consultation with the chief constable and subject to the approval of the Scottish Ministers..

CATHY JAMIESON

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

24th June 2005

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