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Police Reform Act 2002

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78Ministry of Defence police serving with other forces

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After section 2A of the Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987 (c. 4) (provision of assistance to other forces) there shall be inserted—

2BConstables serving with other forces

(1)This section applies where a member of the Ministry of Defence Police serves with a relevant force under arrangements made between the chief officer of that force and the chief constable of the Ministry of Defence Police.

(2)The member of the Ministry of Defence Police—

(a)shall be under the direction and control of the chief officer of the relevant force; and

(b)shall have the same powers and privileges as a member of that force.

(3)In this section—

  • “British Transport Police Force” has the same meaning as in section 2 above;

  • “chief officer” means—

    (a)

    any chief officer of police of a police force for a police area in Great Britain;

    (b)

    the chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

    (c)

    the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service;

    (d)

    the Director General of the National Crime Squad;

    (e)

    the chief constable of the British Transport Police Force; or

    (f)

    the chief constable of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary;

  • “relevant force” means—

    (a)

    any police force for a police area in Great Britain;

    (b)

    the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

    (c)

    the National Criminal Intelligence Service;

    (d)

    the National Crime Squad;

    (e)

    the British Transport Police Force; or

    (f)

    the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary;

  • “United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary” has the same meaning as in section 2 above.

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