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The Police (Special Constables) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

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20.—(1) Subject to regulation 25, and unless it would be prejudicial to the carrying out of an inquiry, the inquiry officer must as soon as reasonably practicable after his or her selection give oral or written notice to the special constable concerned–

(a)of the nature of the report, complaint or allegation;

(b)that there is to be an inquiry into the report, complaint or allegation;

(c)of that special constable’s right to make written or oral comments on the report, complaint or allegation but that any comments which are made may be used in evidence in relation to any misconduct matter considered in accordance with these Regulations; and

(d)of that special constable’s right to be accompanied by a representative whom he or she may select, who shall not be an interested party, to any meeting, interview or hearing with the inquiry officer.

(2) The inquiry officer must give notice of the information specified in paragraph (1) to the special constable concerned prior to submitting a written report to the misconduct officer in accordance with paragraph (3).

(3) After completing the inquiry into the report, complaint or allegation, the inquiry officer must submit a written report to the misconduct officer in relation to the matter.

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