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The Police (Special Constables) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

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30.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (4), the Regulations specified in Schedule 3 are, to the extent that they have not previously been revoked, hereby revoked.

(2) Notwithstanding the revocation of the 1966 Regulations by paragraph (1), regulations 2(1), 7 and 10(a) of those Regulations shall continue to have effect on and after 12th May 2008 but only for the purposes specified in paragraphs (3) and (4).

(3) The purposes are to–

(a)enable any special constable who holds the rank of Special Sergeant or above to continue to hold that rank (but not to be promoted to a higher rank) until such time as that special constable ceases to be a special constable; and

(b)require any special constable who on 12th May 2008–

(i)holds the rank of Special Superintendent or above, as specified in regulation 2(1) of the 1966 Regulations; and

(ii)has attained the age of 60,

to retire upon attaining the age of 65.

(4) Regulation 7 of the 1966 Regulations shall continue to have effect on and after 12th May 2008 for the purpose of enabling the chief constable, in accordance with that regulation, to consider and dispose of a matter which is received before that date, where it is alleged that a special constable, when executing his or her duty, has acted in a disorderly manner or a manner which is prejudicial to discipline or likely to bring discredit on the reputation of the force or the police service.

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