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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000

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Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33 (N.I.))

1In the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 after section 43 insert—

43ADefinitions in connection with police

In an enactment—

  • Chief Constable” means the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

  • “constable”, except when used in enactments relating to the pay or pensions of, or the general administration of, the police, includes—

    (a)

    any police officer;

    (b)

    any member of any Harbour or Airport Police;

    (c)

    any member of the Naval, Military or Royal Air Force Police or of the Ministry of Defence Police;

    (d)

    any other person having for the time being the powers of a constable;

  • “Policing Board” means the Northern Ireland Policing Board;

  • “police district” and “district commander” have the meanings assigned by section 20 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000;

  • “the police”, “police officer”, “Police Service of Northern Ireland”, “Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve” and “police support staff” have the same meaning as in the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000;

  • “reserve constable” means a person appointed as a reserve constable under section 37 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000.

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