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26 Exercise of police functions [F1 at relevant aerodromes ].E+W+S+N.I.

( 1 )So long as any aerodrome is [F2 a relevant aerodrome ]

(a)any relevant constable shall, when acting in the execution of his duty and, in particular, for the purpose of exercising the powers conferred on such a constable by or under the following provisions of this Part of this Act, be entitled as against the manager of the aerodrome to enter any part of the aerodrome; and

(b)no member of any aerodrome constabulary maintained by the manager shall have the powers and privileges or be liable to the duties and responsibilities of a constable on the aerodrome or exercise there any power conferred by or under any enactment on members of that constabulary or on constables generally.

(2)Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) above is without prejudice to any right of entry existing apart from that paragraph.

[F3( 2A )The chief officer of police for the relevant police area shall, in making arrangements for the policing of [F4 a relevant aerodrome ], secure that the level of policing provided under the arrangements takes account of—

(a) any measures required to be taken pursuant to directions given under section 12, 13, 13A or 14 of this Act; F5 ...

( b )any other measures taken in relation to the aerodrome for [F6 security purposes ] by immigration officers or officers of Revenue and Customs or by the manager of the aerodrome [F7; and

(c)any aerodrome security plan for the aerodrome.]

(2B)In relation to any time when a police services agreement is in force in relation to an aerodrome under section 25B of this Act, the manager of the aerodrome—

(a)shall make to the [F8 local policing body or police authority ] for the relevant police area such payments in respect of the policing provided for the aerodrome as fall to be made under the agreement, and

(b)shall secure that accommodation and facilities are provided in accordance with the agreement for use in connection with that policing.

( 2C )In relation to any time when no police services agreement is in force in relation to [F9 a relevant aerodrome ], the manager of the aerodrome—

(a)shall make to the [F8 local policing body or police authority ] for the relevant police area such payments as are necessary to reimburse the [F10 body or ] authority in respect of the costs reasonably incurred by it in connection with the policing provided for the aerodrome, and

(b)shall secure that suitable accommodation and facilities are provided for use in connection with that policing.

[F11( 2CA )Unless the aerodrome was a designated airport immediately before the commencement of section 80 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009, subsection (2C) does not apply in relation to any time before the end of the period of 3 months beginning with the day on which an aerodrome security plan is first required to be in force in relation to the aerodrome (by virtue of section 24AE(1)).]

(2D)Subsection (2C)(a) above does not require the manager to pay any costs incurred by the [F8 local policing body or police authority ] to the extent that those costs are defrayed by payments made by any other person to the [F8 local policing body or police authority ] in respect of the policing provided for the aerodrome.

[F12( 2E )For the purposes of subsection (2A)(b) a measure is taken in relation to the aerodrome for security purposes if it is taken for a purpose to which Part 2 applies or otherwise for the purpose of preventing crime or preserving the peace at the aerodrome.]

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F1 Words in s. 26 heading substituted (29.1.2010 for E.W.S., 1.4.2010 for N.I.) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26) , s. 116(1) , Sch. 6 para. 6(2) ; S.I. 2010/125 , art. 2(s) ; S.I. 2010/507, art. 5(u)

F2 Words in s. 26(1) substituted (29.1.2010 for E.W.S., 1.4.2010 for N.I.) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26) , s. 116(1) , Sch. 6 para. 6(3) ; S.I. 2010/125 , art. 2(s) ; S.I. 2010/507, art. 5(u)

F3 S. 26(2A)-(2E) inserted (21.11.2005 retrospectively for specified purposes) by Civil Aviation Act 2006 (c. 34) , s. 14(2) , Sch. 1 paras. 3(2), 6

F4 Words in s. 26(2A) substituted (29.1.2010 for E.W.S., 1.4.2010 for N.I.) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26) , s. 116(1) , Sch. 6 para. 6(4)(a) ; S.I. 2010/125 , art. 2(s) ; S.I. 2010/507, art. 5(u)

F6 Words in s. 26(2A)(b) substituted (29.1.2010 for E.W.S., 1.4.2010 for N.I.) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26) , s. 116(1) , Sch. 6 para. 6(4)(c) ; S.I. 2010/125 , art. 2(s) ; S.I. 2010/507, art. 5(u)

F7 S. 26(2A)(c) and word inserted (29.1.2010 for E.W.S., 1.4.2010 for N.I.) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26) , s. 116(1) , Sch. 6 para. 6(4)(d) ; S.I. 2010/125 , art. 2(s) ; S.I. 2010/507, art. 5(u)

F9 Words in s. 26(2C) substituted (29.1.2010 for E.W.S., 1.4.2010 for N.I.) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26) , s. 116(1) , Sch. 6 para. 6(5) ; S.I. 2010/125 , art. 2(s) ; S.I. 2010/507, art. 5(u)

F11 S. 26(2CA) inserted (29.1.2010 for E.W.S., 1.4.2010 for N.I.) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26) , s. 116(1) , Sch. 6 para. 6(6) ; S.I. 2010/125 , art. 2(s) ; S.I. 2010/507, art. 5(u)

F12 S. 26(2E) substituted (29.1.2010 for E.W.S., 1.4.2010 for N.I.) by Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26) , s. 116(1) , Sch. 6 para. 6(7) ; S.I. 2010/125 , art. 2(s) ; S.I. 2010/507, art. 5(u)

F13 S. 26(3) omitted (21.11.2005 retrospectively for specified purposes) by virtue of Civil Aviation Act 2006 (c. 34) , s. 14(2) , Sch. 1 paras. 3(3), 6 (with Sch. 1 para. 6(3)(b) )

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