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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000


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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Name of the Police in Northern Ireland

    1. 1.Name of the police in Northern Ireland

  3. Part II The Northern Ireland Policing Board

    1. 2.The Northern Ireland Policing Board

    2. 3.General functions of the Board

    3. 4.Police support staff

    4. 5.Power to transfer certain staff to employment of Board

    5. 6.Provision and maintenance of buildings and equipment

    6. 7.Acquisition and disposal of land by Board

    7. 8.Provision of advice and assistance to international organisations, etc

    8. 9.Grants to, and borrowing by, the Board

    9. 10.Funding for police purposes – ancillary provisions

    10. 11.Charges for special services

    11. 12.Accounts and audit

    12. 13.Rewards for diligence

  4. Part III District and community policing arrangements

    1. District policing partnerships

      1. 14.Establishment of district policing partnerships

      2. 15.Default of council

      3. 16.General functions of district policing partnerships

      4. 17.Annual report by district policing partnership to council

      5. 18.Reports by district policing partnership to Board

      6. 19.Code of practice for district policing partnerships

    2. Police districts

      1. 20.Police districts

      2. 21.District policing partnership sub-groups for Belfast

      3. 22.The local policing plan

    3. Other community policing arrangements

      1. 23.Other community policing arrangements

  5. Part IV Policing objectives, plans and codes of practice

    1. 24.The Secretary of State’s long term policing objectives

    2. 25.The Board’s policing objectives

    3. 26.The Board’s policing plan

    4. 27.Codes of practice on exercise of functions

  6. Part V Economy, efficiency and effectiveness

    1. 28.Arrangements relating to economy, efficiency and effectiveness

    2. 29.Audit of performance plans

    3. 30.Examinations

    4. 31.Enforcement of duties under section 28

  7. Part VI The police

    1. General functions

      1. 32.General functions of the police

      2. 33.General functions of Chief Constable

      3. 34.Exercise of functions of Chief Constable in cases of absence, incapacity, etc

      4. 35.Appointment and removal of senior officers

      5. 36.Appointment and promotion of other police officers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland

      6. 37.Appointments to the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve

      7. 38.Attestation of constables

    2. Trainees and cadets

      1. 39.Appointment of police trainees

      2. 40.Appointment of police reserve trainees

      3. 41.Status etc. of trainees

      4. 42.Police cadets

    3. Recruitment arrangements

      1. 43.Contracting-out of certain recruitment functions of Chief Constable

      2. 44.Recruitment arrangements: trainees and support staff

      3. 45.Recruitment arrangements: other ranks

    4. Temporary provisions concerning composition of the police

      1. 46.Discrimination in appointments

      2. 47.Expiry, renewal and repeal of temporary provisions

      3. 48.Action plans

      4. 49.Severance arrangements

    5. General

      1. 50.Service by members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve with other police services

      2. 51.Notifiable memberships

      3. 52.Code of ethics

      4. 53.Guidance as to use of equipment for maintaining or restoring public order

      5. 54.Regulations as to emblems and flags

      6. 55.Identification of police officers

      7. 56.Co-operation with Garda Siochana

  8. Part VII Reports and inquiries

    1. 57.Annual and other reports by the Board

    2. 58.Annual report by Chief Constable to Board

    3. 59.General duty of Chief Constable to report to Board

    4. 60.Inquiry by Board following report by Chief Constable

    5. 61.Reports by Chief Constable to Secretary of State

  9. Part VIII The police ombudsman

    1. 62.Mediation

    2. 63.Reports by Ombudsman to Chief Constable and Board

    3. 64.Supply of information by Ombudsman to Board

    4. 65.Limits on complaints and references to Ombudsman

    5. 66.Access by Ombudsman to information and documents

  10. Part IX Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 67.The Commissioner

      2. 68.Reports by the Commissioner

      3. 69.General duty of Secretary of State

      4. 70.The Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Foundation

      5. 71.Traffic wardens

      6. 72.Video recording of interviews

      7. 73.Places of detention: lay visitors

      8. 74.Application to police of anti-discrimination legislation

    2. Supplementary

      1. 75.Expenses of Secretary of State

      2. 76.Orders and regulations

      3. 77.Interpretation

      4. 78.Amendments, transitional and transitory provisions and repeals

      5. 79.Commencement

      6. 80.Extent

      7. 81.Short title

  11. Schedules:

    1. Schedule 1

      The Northern Ireland Policing Board.

      1. Part I Status and membership.

      2. Part II Membership during suspension of devolved government.

      3. Part III Membership during devolved government.

      4. Part IV Staff.

      5. Part V Funding.

      6. Part VI Procedure.

    2. Schedule 2

      Transfer of functions, assets, liabilities and staff of Police Authority for Northern Ireland.

    3. Schedule 3

      District policing partnerships.

    4. Schedule 4

      The Commissioner.

    5. Schedule 5

      Application of anti-discrimination legislation to the police.

    6. Schedule 6


    7. Schedule 7

      Transitional and transitory provisions.

    8. Schedule 8


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