Police Reform Act 2002 Explanatory Notes

Section 31: Procedural requirements for removal of senior officers

170.This section adds procedural requirements for the exercise of the power of a police authority to remove a chief officer in the interests of efficiency or effectiveness. It requires that where a police authority exercises this power, it must give the officer concerned its reasons for removal in writing, afford him the opportunity to make representations in person at a hearing, and consider any representations made by or on behalf of the officer.

171.Subsection (1) applies these requirements to the Metropolitan Police Authority.

172.Subsection (2) applies them to police authorities outside London.

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