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Police Reform Act 2002

Section 30: Resignation in the interests of efficiency and effectiveness

167.At present, under the 1996 Act a chief officer can be called on to step down in the interests of efficiency and effectiveness of the force by retirement. At a time when chief officers may be well below normal retirement age, this section provides for the option of resignation as an alternative to retirement.

168.Subsection (1) applies these new arrangements to the Metropolitan Police.

169.Subsection (2) applies them to forces outside London.

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