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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000

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20Police districts

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(1)Each district, other than Belfast, shall be a police district.

(2)In the district of Belfast there shall be such number of police districts (not exceeding 4), as may be determined by the Chief Constable; and each such police district shall consist of such area as may be so determined.

(3)For each police district the Chief Constable shall designate as district commander a police officer of the required rank.

(4)In any statutory provision—

(a)for any reference to a police sub-division there shall be substituted a reference to a police district established under this section;

(b)for any reference to a sub-divisional commander there shall be substituted a reference to a district commander designated under this section.

(5)“Required rank” means a rank not less than that of chief inspector.

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