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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000

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Statutory references to the police service and the police service reserve

1In relation to any time before the coming into force of section 78(2), any reference in any statutory provision (including this Act)—

(a)to the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland shall be construed as a reference to the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary;

(b)to a person holding any other particular rank, or a rank of any particular description, in the Police Service of Northern Ireland shall be construed as a reference to a person holding that rank, or a rank of that description, in the Royal Ulster Constabulary;

(c)to a police officer serving in the Police Service of Northern Ireland shall be construed as a reference to a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary;

(d)to a police officer serving in the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve shall be construed as a reference to a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve;

(e)to the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve in any other context shall be construed as a reference to the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve;

(f)to the Police Service of Northern Ireland in any other context shall be construed as a reference to the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

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