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Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

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3(1)Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, a person shall hold an office to which he is appointed under paragraph 1(2), (3) or (6) above in accordance with the terms of his appointment.

(2)A person shall not be appointed to such an office for more than 3 years at a time.

(3)A person may at any time resign such an office.

(4)The Secretary of State may at any time remove a person from such an office if satisfied that—

(a)he has without reasonable excuse failed to carry out his duties for a continuous period of 3 months beginning not earlier than 6 months before that time ; or

(b)he has been convicted of a criminal offence; or

(c)he has become bankrupt or made an arrangement with his creditors ; or

(d)he is incapacitated by physical or mental illness; or

(e)he is otherwise unable or unfit to perform his duties.

4The Secretary of State may pay, or make such payments towards the provision of, such remuneration, pensions, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of persons appointed to office under paragraph 1(2), (3) or (6) above or any of them as, with the consent of the Treasury, he may determine.

5Where a person ceases to hold such an office otherwise than on the expiry of his term of office, and it appears to the Secretary of State that there are special circumstances which make it right for that person to receive compensation, the Secretary of State may, with the consent of the Treasury, direct the Authority to make to the person a payment of such amount as, with the consent of the Treasury, the Secretary of State may determine.

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