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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000

Part I : Name of the Police in Northern Ireland

Section 1: Name of the police in Northern Ireland

8.This section provides for the body of constables known as the Royal Ulster Constabulary to continue in being as the Police Service of Northern Ireland (incorporating the Royal Ulster Constabulary).  It requires that this body of constables be styled, for operational purposes, the “Police Service of Northern Ireland”.  Subsections (3) and (4) make similar provision for the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve.  The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in a statement in the House of Commons on 19 January 2000 (Official Report Vol 342 Cols 845-848), said that the new names will be introduced in Autumn 2001.

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