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Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

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88Functions of the Authority

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(1)The functions of the Authority shall be—

(a)to provide police training and facilities for the provision of police training;

(b)to promote the value of the provision of police training;

(c)to give advice about the provision of police training to persons other than the Authority who provide it or are proposing to do so;

(d)to provide such persons with all such assistance in relation to the provision of police training as the Authority consider appropriate;

(e)to provide persons serving or employed for policing purposes in England and Wales with advice and consultancy services with respect to policing matters generally and with respect to best police practice and the handling of incidents requiring police involvement.

(2)It shall be the duty of the Authority to carry out their functions efficiently and effectively and in the manner which they consider is best calculated to secure—

(a)that professional excellence in persons serving or employed for policing purposes in England and Wales is promoted and developed;

(b)that facilities are maintained that represent a centre of excellence in the provision of police training for such persons;

(c)that the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces in England and Wales are enhanced; and

(d)that understanding of policing issues is shared internationally.

(3)In carrying out their functions the Authority shall have regard to—

(a)any objectives for the time being determined for them and notified to them by the Secretary of State under section 89;

(b)the objectives determined by the Authority under section 90;

(c)any performance targets established by them, whether in compliance with a direction under section 91 or otherwise; and

(d)the training and development plan issued by them under section 92 for the current financial year.

(4)The Authority shall comply—

(a)with every direction given to them by the Secretary of State under section 91 or 93; and

(b)with all such other general or specific directions with respect to the carrying out of their functions as may be given to them in writing by the Secretary of State.

(5)The Authority may do anything that they consider is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the carrying out of any of their functions.

(6)Subject to subsection (7), in this section—

(a)references to the provision of police training are references to the provision of training and opportunities for professional development for persons serving or employed for policing purposes in England and Wales; and

(b)references to the provision of training include references to the provision of assessment and examination services.

(7)The Authority shall be entitled, subject to subsections (2) to (4), to carry out their functions under subsection (1) as if the references in that subsection to the provision of police training included, to such extent and for such purposes as the Authority consider appropriate, references to the provision of training and opportunities for professional development for—

(a)persons serving with or employed for the purposes of any of the organisations or forces set out in subsection (8);

(b)park constables, within the meaning of the Parks Regulation Act 1872 (c. 15);

(c)special constables appointed under section 3 of the Special Constables Act 1923 (c. 11) on the nomination of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority;

(d)any person who appears to the Authority to be a person to whom it would be appropriate to provide such training or opportunities in order to secure that the police training provided by the Authority is more effective or more beneficial;

(e)any person who appears to the Authority to be a person to whom it would be appropriate to provide any training or professional development in the provision of which the Authority have, for purposes connected with the carrying out of their functions, acquired a special expertise; and

(f)any other such person as the Secretary of State may by order specify for the purposes of this subsection.

(8)Those organisations and forces are—

(a)the National Criminal Intelligence Service;

(b)the National Crime Squad;

(c)any police force maintained under or by virtue of section 1 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77);

(d)the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

(e)the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve;

(f)the Ministry of Defence Police;

(g)the Royal Navy Regulating Branch;

(h)the Royal Military Police;

(i)the Royal Air Force Police;

(j)the Royal Marines Police;

(k)the British Transport Police;

(l)the States of Jersey Police Force;

(m)the salaried police force of the Island of Guernsey;

(n)the Isle of Man Constabulary; and

(o)any person with functions in any country or territory outside the British Islands which correspond to those of a police force in England and Wales.

(9)Any statutory instrument containing an order made by virtue of subsection (7)(f) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(10)References in this section to a person serving or employed for policing purposes in England and Wales are references to a person who is—

(a)a member of a police force in England and Wales;

(b)a special constable appointed under section 27 of the 1996 Act; or

(c)a person employed for the purposes of a police force in England and Wales.

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