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The Police (Special Constables) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

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Regulation 4

SCHEDULE 1RESTRICTIONS ON THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SPECIAL CONSTABLES

1.  A special constable must at all times abstain from any activity which is likely to interfere with the impartial discharge of that special constable’s duties or which is likely to give rise to the impression amongst members of the public that it may so interfere.

2.  A special constable must not take any active part in politics.

3.  A special constable must not wilfully refuse or neglect to discharge any lawful debt.

Regulation 16

SCHEDULE 2CONDUCT CONSTITUTING MISCONDUCT

1.  Conduct including–

(a)insubordination or incivility;

(b)corrupt practice;

(c)breach of confidence;

(d)drinking any intoxicating liquor whilst on duty or being unfit for duty through such liquor;

(e)suppression of complaints;

(f)wilful or careless damage to, or loss of, property belonging to the police force, the police authority, chief constable or within the care of the police;

(g)disorderly conduct; or

(h)acting towards, or treating, any person in an oppressive or improper manner.

2.  Failure to comply, without good and sufficient cause, with a lawful order.

3.  Failure to report any matter which it is the special constable’s duty to report or to account for any act or omission occurring in the ordinary course of duty which he or she has a duty to account for.

4.  Neglect of duty.

5.  Wilful or careless falsehood.

6.  Malingering.

7.  Being absent from duty, or late for duty, without leave.

8.  Contravention of regulation 5 or Schedule 1 of these Regulations.

9.  Having been found guilty by a criminal court of a criminal offence in any part of the United Kingdom or in any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

10.  Any other conduct which is considered to bring discredit on the police force or service.

Regulation 30

SCHEDULE 3REVOCATIONS

Column 1Column 2
Regulations revokedReferences
The 1966 RegulationsS.I. 1966/97
The Police (Special Constables) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1994S.I. 1994/3039
The Police (Special Constables) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003S.S.I. 2003/21

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