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Police Reform Act 2002

Sections 90 and 91: Supplementary provisions about police membership of NCIS and NCS

437.The supplementary provisions contained in these sections provide that officers recruited to NCIS and NCS will be covered by the police representative institutions identified in the 1996 Act. Officers in NCIS and NCS will be eligible to be represented by the Police Federation. The Police Negotiating Board will represent their interests and the Secretary of State will be required to consult the Police Negotiating Board before making regulations under new section 34A or 79A. Similarly, the Police Advisory Board will have the duty of advising on general matters relating to officers recruited by either organisation and the Secretary of State will be required to consult the Police Advisory Board before making regulations in relation to such officers. Subsections (6) and (7) in each section makes it clear that the provisions in the Police Act 1997 relating to retirement of police members of NCIS and NCS in the interests of efficiency or effectiveness refer only to police officers of Assistant Chief Constable rank and above. The provisions do not apply to senior civilian members of the two organisations, who are covered by their terms and conditions of service.

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