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Police Reform Act 2002

Section 35: Disciplinary proceedings for special constables

181.This section enables the Secretary of State to make regulations under section 51 of the 1996 Act as to the handling of alleged misconduct of special constables. At present, there is no statutory mechanism for taking disciplinary action against special constables. This provision, which will include a code of conduct for special constables, will mean special constables will be on a similar footing to regular officers in regards to the handling of misconduct and disciplinary proceedings.

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