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(1)A local authority may provide for the enforcement of road traffic contraventions for which it is the enforcement authority by individuals to be known as civil enforcement officers.
(2)A civil enforcement officer must be—
(a)an individual employed by the authority, or
(b)where the authority have made arrangements with any person for the purposes of this section, an individual employed by that person to act as a civil enforcement officer.
(3)Civil enforcement officers—
(a)when exercising specified functions must wear such uniform as may be determined by the enforcement authority in accordance with guidelines issued by the appropriate national authority, and
(b)must not exercise any of those functions when not in uniform.
(4)In subsection (3)(a) “specified” means specified by regulations made by the appropriate national authority.
(5)A parking attendant appointed under section 63A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27) by a local authority that is an enforcement authority—
(a)is a civil enforcement officer in relation to parking contraventions for which that authority is the enforcement authority, and
(b)may be appointed a civil enforcement officer in relation to other road traffic contraventions for which they are the enforcement authority.
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