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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Policing

    1. Consultation by Secretary of State

      1. 1.Long-term policing objectives

      2. 2.Codes of Practice

    2. The Northern Ireland Policing Board

      1. 3.Board’s policing objectives

      2. 4.Public meetings of the Board

      3. 5.Contracts relating to detention and escort services

      4. 6.Funding for pension purposes

      5. 7.Accounts and audit

      6. 8.Performance summaries

      7. 9.Performance summaries: supplementary

    3. Reports and inquiries

      1. 10.Reports of Chief Constable

      2. 11.Inquiries by Board

      3. 12.Approval of proposals relating to inquiries by Board

    4. The Police Ombudsman

      1. 13.Investigations into current police practices and policies

    5. District policing partnerships

      1. 14.Independent members: appointment

      2. 15.Independent members: declaration against terrorism

      3. 16.Independent members: disqualification

      4. 17.Disqualification following removal from office

      5. 18.Council’s powers

      6. 19.Belfast

    6. Police functions and service

      1. 20.Core policing principles

      2. 21.Chief Constable’s functions

      3. 22.Provision of information to Board

      4. 23.Appointment of constables with special policing skills

      5. 24.Fixed-term appointments

      6. 25.Members of PSNI engaged on other police service

      7. 26.Protected disclosures by police officers

    7. Information and inquiries

      1. 27.Restriction on disclosure of information

      2. 28.Special committee of the Board

      3. 29.Disclosure of information and holding of inquiries

  3. Part 2 Police powers

    1. Designation of civilians

      1. 30.Police powers for designated police support staff

      2. 30A.Community support officers

      3. 31.Police powers for designated contracted-out staff

      4. 32.Police powers: amendments

      5. 33.Designations: supplementary

      6. 34.Complaints and misconduct

      7. 34A.Secretary of State’s power to make regulations

      8. 35.Liability for unlawful conduct

      9. 36.Notifiable memberships

      10. 37.Code of ethics

      11. 38.Assaults on, and obstruction of, designated persons

      12. 39.Impersonation etc. of designated persons

      13. 40.Designated persons: interpretation

    2. Searches and samples

      1. 41.Intimate searches

      2. 42.Intimate samples

    3. Codes of practice

      1. 43.Codes of practice

  4. Part 3 General

    1. 44.Orders and regulations

    2. 45.Repeals and revocations

    3. 46.Extent

    4. 47.Short title

  5. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Belfast

      1. 1.Belfast

      2. 2.Belfast

      3. 3.Belfast

      4. 4.Belfast

      5. 5.Belfast

      6. 6.Belfast

      7. 7.Belfast

      8. 8.Belfast

      9. 9.Belfast

      10. 10.Belfast

      11. 11.Belfast

      12. 12.Belfast

      13. 13.Belfast

      14. 14.Belfast

      15. 15.Belfast

      16. 16.Belfast

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Powers exercisable by designated persons

      1. Part 1 Investigating officers

        1. Entry and search for purposes of arrest

          1. 1.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person—

        2. Entry and search for evidence etc.

          1. 2.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person—

          2. 2A.Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person—

          3. 2B.Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, subsection...

        3. Access to excluded and special procedure material

          1. 3.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person—

        4. Entry and search after arrest

          1. 4.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person—

        5. General power of seizure

          1. 5.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person—

        6. Access and copying in the case of things seized by constables

          1. 6.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person, Article...

        7. Arrest at a police station for another offence

          1. 7.(1) Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person,...

        8. Power to transfer persons into custody of investigating officers

          1. 8.(1) Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person,...

        9. Powers in respect of detained persons

          1. “8A.Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, he...

        10. Power to require arrested person to account for certain matters

          1. 9.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person—

        11. Extended powers of seizure

          1. 10.(1) Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person—...

        12. Persons accompanying investigating officers

          1. 10A.(1) This paragraph applies where a person (“an authorised person”)...

      2. Part 2 Detention officers

        1. Attendance at police station for fingerprinting

          1. 11.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person, he...

        2. Non-intimate searches of detained persons

          1. 12.(1) Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person,...

        3. Searches and examinations to ascertain identity

          1. 13.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person, he...

        4. Fingerprinting

          1. 14.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person—

          2. 15.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person, he...

        5. Warnings about intimate samples

          1. 16.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person, the...

        6. Non-intimate samples

          1. 17.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person—

          2. 18.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person, he...

        7. Attendance at police station for the taking of a sample

          1. 19.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person, he...

        8. Photographing detained persons

          1. 20.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person, he...

        9. Taking of impressions of footwear

          1. 20A.Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person—

        10. Powers in respect of detained persons

          1. 20B.Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, he...

        11. Use of reasonable force in relation to detained persons

          1. 20C.Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, he...

        12. Powers in relation to information about intimate search, x-ray and ultrasound

          1. 20D.Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, he...

          2. 21.Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person, he...

      3. Part 3 Escort officers

        1. Power to take an arrested person to a police station

          1. 22.(1) Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person—...

        2. Escort of persons in police detention

          1. 23.(1) Where a designation applies this paragraph to a person,...

      4. Part 4 Interpretation

        1. 24.(1) In this Schedule— “designated person” means a person designated...

    3. SCHEDULE 2A

      POWERS AND DUTIES OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICER

      1. 1.Powers to issue fixed penalty notice

      2. 2.Power to require name and address: relevant offences

      3. 3.Power to require name and address: road traffic offences

      4. 4.Power to detain etc

      5. 5.Confiscation of alcohol: public processions

      6. 6.Confiscation of alcohol: young persons

      7. 7.Confiscation of tobacco etc

      8. 8.Search and seizure powers: alcohol and tobacco

      9. 9.Powers to seize and retain: controlled drugs

      10. 9A.Powers to seize and retain: psychoactive substances

      11. 10.Entry to save life or limb or prevent serious damage to property

      12. 11.Entry to investigate licensing offences

      13. 12.Power to stop vehicles

      14. 13.Power to direct traffic and place traffic signs

      15. 14.Carrying out of road checks

      16. 15.Cordoned areas

      17. 16.Power to stop and search vehicles etc in authorised areas

      18. Powers in relation to fireworks

        1. 17.A CSO shall have the powers of a constable under—...

      19. Interpretation

        1. 18.(1) In this Schedule— “ a CSO ” means a...

    4. SCHEDULE 3

      Police powers: amendments

      1. Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1341 (N.I. 12))

        1. 1.In Article 2 of the 1989 Order (general interpretation) after...

        2. 2.In Article 20(5) of the 1989 Order (power of constable...

        3. 3.In Article 55A(6) of the 1989 Order (persons entitled to...

        4. 4.In Article 61 of the 1989 Order (fingerprinting) after paragraph...

        5. 5.In Article 63 of the 1989 Order (non-intimate samples) after...

        6. 6.In Article 64A(3) of the 1989 Order (persons entitled to...

        7. 7.(1) Article 66 of the 1989 Order (codes of practice:...

      2. Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

        1. 8.(1) Section 101 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)...

    5. SCHEDULE 4

      Repeals and revocations

      1. 1.The repeals in section 28(5) of the Police (Northern Ireland)...

      2. 2.The revocations in the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996...

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