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(1)In exercising its functions in relation to the appointment of senior officers, the Board shall take such steps as it considers necessary to encourage applications for appointment from suitably qualified external candidates.
(2)In exercising his functions in relation to the appointment of police officers (other than senior officers), the Chief Constable shall take such steps as he considers necessary to encourage applications for appointment from suitably qualified external candidates.
(3)In complying with subsections (1) and (2), the Board and the Chief Constable shall have regard to the progress which has been made towards securing that membership of the police is representative of the community in Northern Ireland.
(4)“Suitably qualified external candidates” means candidates who—
(a)are not currently serving in the police; and
(b)satisfy the qualifications for appointment which—
(i)are prescribed in regulations made under section 25 or 26 of the 1998 Act; or
(ii)are otherwise determined for the rank in question.
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