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Police Reform Act 2002

Part 1: Powers of the Secretary of State

4.Part 1 makes new provisions regarding the supervision of police forces. The Secretary of State is under a duty to produce an annual National Policing Plan and present it to Parliament; he has a power to issue codes of practices to chief officers as well as to police authorities; and the power to issue directions to police authorities as well as some of the existing regulation-making powers are widened.

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