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Police Reform Act 2002

Part 3: Removal, suspension and disciplining of police officers

6.Part 3 broadens the circumstances in which senior officers can be removed in the interests of the efficiency or effectiveness of the force, provides for the issue of regulations regarding the procedure for removing senior officers and makes provision for the suspension of senior officers. It makes some alterations to the conduct of disciplinary proceedings and provides for disciplinary regulations for special constables. In addition, it confers on police officers the protections provided by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.

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