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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2003

Section 21: Chief Constable’s functions

62.Section 21 deals with the Chief Constable’s functions, and amends section 33 of the 2000 Act. The amended section 33 provides (as previously) that the Chief Constable shall have regard, in carrying out his functions, both to the policing plan and to any code of practice issued under section 27 of the 2000 Act. However, a new provision is inserted (the new section 33(4)) to the effect that the Chief Constable’s duty to have regard to the code of practice applies only so far as consistent with his duty to have regard to the policing plan.

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