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Police Reform Act 2002

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85Director General of NCIS

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(1)Section 6 of the 1997 Act (appointment of Director General) shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2), for “list of persons eligible for appointment” there shall be substituted “shortlist”.

(3)Subsection (3) (persons eligible for appointment) shall cease to have effect.

(4)After subsection (5), there shall be inserted—

(5A)The Director General shall not be attested as a constable under subsection (5) if—

(a)he was not a serving police officer immediately before his appointment as Director General took effect; or

(b)he had already been attested as a constable in England and Wales and still held that office immediately before his appointment took effect.

(5)In subsections (6) and (7) (Director General to have the powers and privileges of a constable and to hold the rank of chief constable), after “Director General”, in each subsection, there shall be inserted “, except in a case where he was not a serving police officer immediately before his appointment took effect,”.

(6)After subsection (8) there shall be inserted—

(9)In this section “serving police officer” means a person who—

(a)is a member of a relevant police force;

(b)is engaged on relevant service, within the meaning of section 97 of the Police Act 1996 (c. 16); or

(c)without being so engaged, is a police member of NCIS or a police member of the National Crime Squad.

(10)In subsection (9) “relevant police force” means—

(a)a police force maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996;

(b)the metropolitan police force;

(c)the City of London police force;

(d)a police force maintained under or by virtue of section 1 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77);

(e)the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

(f)the Ministry of Defence Police;

(g)the British Transport Police Force,

(h)the States of Jersey Police Force;

(i)the salaried police force of the Island of Guernsey; or

(j)the Isle of Man Constabulary.

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