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The Police Service of Scotland (Conduct) Regulations 2014

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6.—(1) The constable may choose a person mentioned in paragraph (2) to act as the constable’s police representative.

(2) The persons are—

(a)in a case where the constable is of the rank of superintendent or chief superintendent, another constable or a representative of any person representing the interests of superintendents (including chief superintendents); and

(b)in any other case, another constable or a representative of the Police Federation for Scotland.

(3) But the constable may not choose as a police representative any person who is otherwise involved in the conduct under investigation in accordance with these Regulations.

(4) A police representative may—

(a)advise the constable throughout any proceedings under these Regulations;

(b)accompany the constable to any interview, meeting or hearing which the constable attends under these Regulations;

(c)unless the constable is entitled to be legally represented and chooses to be so represented, make representations on the constable’s behalf at any meeting or hearing under these Regulations (including asking questions of any witness where the constable would be entitled to do so); and

(d)make representations to the deputy chief constable concerning any aspect of the proceedings under these Regulations.

(5) The chief constable must permit any constable acting as a police representative under these Regulations to use a reasonable amount of duty time for the purpose of performing the functions mentioned in paragraph (4).

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