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Police Reform Act 2002

Section 78: Ministry of Defence Police serving with other forces

392.This section inserts a new section 2B in the Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987, the main legislation governing the MDP. The new section 2B deals with the position where MDP officers serve with other forces under arrangements such as secondment. It provides that, while serving with another force, they come under the direction and control of the chief officer of the force with which they are serving and have the full powers of a constable of that force (i.e. without the jurisdictional limits that apply to MDP officers).

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