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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2003


6.The Act has three Parts and four Schedules:

  • Part 1 (Policing) and Schedule 1 deal with revised arrangements for consultation by the Secretary of State; the Northern Ireland Policing Board; reports and inquiries; the Police Ombudsman; district policing partnerships; police functions and service; and information and inquiries.

  • Part 2 (Police powers) and Schedules 2 and 3 deal with new arrangements for designation of civilians; persons authorised to carry out intimate searches and to take intimate samples; and codes of practice.

  • Part 3 (General) and Schedule 4 deal with orders and regulations under the Act; consequential repeals and revocations; the extent of the Act; and the short title of the Act.

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