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47 Constitution of police force.S

(1)For section 3 of the 1967 Act there shall be substituted—

3 Establishments of police forces

(1)A police force shall consist of a chief constable, regular constables and special constables.

(2)In subsection (1) above—

regular constables” means constables (including probationary constables) to whom both pay and allowances are, by virtue of section 26 of this Act, payable; and “special constables” means constables to whom allowances only are so payable..

(2)In section 7 of that Act (assignment of ranks)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)the words “, deputy chief constable" and “, chief superintendent and" shall be omitted; and

(ii)after the word “superintendent" there shall be inserted the words “ , chief inspector, inspector, sergeant and constable. ”; and

(b)subsection (2) shall be omitted.

(3)In section 8(1) (appointment of police cadets), the words “and subject to the approval of the police authority and the Secretary of State as to numbers" shall be omitted.

(4)In section 14(1) (extra policing of locality where works are being constructed), the words “(whether by the appointment of temporary constables or otherwise)" shall be omitted.

(5)In section 26(2)(d) (regulations as to retirement of certain constables), the words “or temporary" shall be omitted.

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I1S. 47 wholly in force at 1.4.1996; s. 47 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 94(1); s. 47(2)(a) in force (1.4.1995) by S.I. 1995/492, art. 2, Sch. 1 (with transitional provisions in art. 4); s. 47(1)(2)(b)(4)(5) in force (13.12.1995) by S.I. 1995/3003, art. 2, Sch.; s. 47(3) in force (1.4.1996) by S.I. 1995/492, art. 3, Sch. 2 (with transitional provisions in art. 4)

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