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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

  3. Overview

  4. Commentary

    1. Part I : Name of the Police in Northern Ireland

      1. Section 1: Name of the police in Northern Ireland

    2. Part Ii: the Northern Ireland Policing Board

      1. Section 2: The Northern Ireland Policing Board

      2. Section 3: General Functions of the Board

      3. Section 4: Police Support Staff

      4. Section 5: Power to Transfer Staff to Employment of Board

      5. Section 6: Provision and Maintenance of Buildings and Equipment

      6. Section 7: Acquisition and Disposal of Land

      7. Section 8: Provision of Advice and Assistance to International Organisations

      8. Sections 9 and 10: Funding Arrangements for Policing

      9. Section 11: Charges for Special Services

      10. Section 12: Accounts and Audit

    3. Part Iii: District and Community Policing Arrangements

      1. Section 14: Establishment of District Policing Partnerships

      2. Section 15: Default of Council

      3. Section 16: General Functions

      4. Section 17: Annual Report to Council

      5. Section 18: Reports to Board

      6. Section 19: Code of Practice

      7. Section 20: Police Districts

      8. Section 21: District policing partnership sub-groups for Belfast

      9. Section 22: Local Policing Plan

      10. Section 23: Other Community Policing Arrangements

    4. Part Iv: Policing Objectives, Plans and Codes of Practice

      1. Sections 24 and 25: The Secretary of State’s and Board’s Policing Objectives

      2. Section 26: The Board’s Policing Plan

      3. Section 27: Codes of Practice on Exercise of Functions

    5. Part V: Economy, Efficiency and Effectiveness

      1. Sections 28-31: Arrangements Relating to Economy, Efficiency and Effectiveness

    6. Part Vi: the Police

      1. Section 32: General Functions of the Police

      2. Section 33: General Functions of the Chief Constable

      3. Section 34: Exercise of Functions of the Chief Constable in Cases of Absence etc

      4. Section 35: Appointment and Removal of Senior Officers

      5. Sections 36, 37 and 39-41: Appointment and promotion of police officers

      6. Section 38: Attestation of Constables

      7. Section 42: Police Cadets

      8. Sections 43, 44 and 45: Recruitment Arrangements

      9. Sections 45, 46 and 47: Temporary Provisions Concerning Composition of the Police

      10. Section 48: Action Plans

      11. Section 49: Severance Arrangements

      12. Section 50: Service by Members of the Police Service Reserve of Northern Ireland with Other Services

      13. Section 51: Notifiable Memberships

      14. Section 52: Code of Ethics

      15. Section 53: Guidance on Public Order Equipment

      16. Section 54: Regulation as to Emblems and Flags

      17. Section 55: Identification of Police Officers

      18. Section 56: Co-operation with the Garda Siochana

    7. Part Vii: Reports and Inquiries

      1. Section 57: Annual and Other Reports by Board to Secretary of State

      2. Section 58: Annual Report by Chief Constable to the Board

      3. Section 59: General Duty of Chief Constable to Report to the Board

      4. Section 60: Inquiry by Board Following Report by Chief Constable

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

    8. Part Viii: the Police Ombudsman

      1. Section 62: Mediation

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

      3. Section 64: Supply of Information

      4. Section 65: Limit on Complaints and References to Ombudsman

      5. Section 66: Access to Information

    9. Part Ix: Miscellaneous and Supplementary

      1. Sections 67 and 68: The Commissioner

      2. Section 69: General Duty of the Secretary of State

      3. Section 70: The Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Foundation

      4. Section 72: Video Recording of Interviews

      5. Section 74:  Application to Police of Anti-discrimination Legislation

    10. Schedule 1: the Northern Ireland Policing Board

    11. Part I: Status and Membership

    12. Part II: Membership During Suspension of Devolved Government

    13. Part III: Membership During Devolved Government

    14. Parts IV-VI: Staff, Funding Procedure

    15. Schedule 2: Transfer of Functions, Assets, Liabilities and Staff of Police Authority for Northern Ireland

    16. Schedule 3: District Policing Partnerships

    17. Schedule 7: Transitional and Transitory Provisions

    18. Schedule 8: Repeals

  5. Commencement

  6. Hansard References

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