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Police Reform Act 2002

Section 34: Regulations concerning procedure for removal of senior officers

180.This section introduces (in a new section 42A of the 1996 Act) a regulation-making power in respect of procedural matters in the hearing of representations and other aspects of considering proceedings taken under the 1996 Act’s powers to call on an officer to retire or resign in the interests of efficiency or effectiveness. Before making any regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must consult those whom he considers represent the interests of police authorities and chief officers of police. Where this formulation occurs in existing legislation, the Secretary of State currently consults the APA and ACPO and/or CPOSA. The Secretary of State may also consult anyone else he chooses. The regulations will be subject to the negative resolution procedure.

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