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Police and Justice Act 2006

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Regulations for constables employed by, or seconded to, the Agency

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19(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision as to the government, administration and conditions of service of employed or seconded constables.

(2)Regulations under sub-paragraph (1) may (in particular) make provision with respect to any of the following—

(a)ranks to be held by employed or seconded constables,

(b)qualifications for promotion of employed or seconded constables,

(c)voluntary retirement of a seconded constable from membership of the Agency’s staff and from membership of the body of constables from which he was seconded to the Agency,

(d)the conduct, efficiency and effectiveness of employed or seconded constables and the maintenance of discipline amongst them,

(e)suspension of employed or seconded constables from the office of constable,

(f)suspension of seconded constables from membership of the Agency’s staff,

(g)maintenance of personal records of employed or seconded constables,

(h)duties which are or are not to be performed by employed or seconded constables,

(i)powers which may be, or are not to be, exercised by employed or seconded constables,

(j)treating attendance by seconded constables—

(i)at meetings of the Police Federation for England and Wales, or

(ii)at meetings of any body recognised by the Secretary of State for the purposes of section 64 of the Police Act 1996 (c. 16) (bodies representing members of police forces who are not members of the Police Federation),

as occasions when they are performing duties as members of the staff of the Agency,

(k)the hours of duty of seconded constables, their leave and, subject to paragraph 14, their pay and allowances,

(l)the issue to seconded constables, and the use and return by seconded constables, of Agency clothing, personal equipment and accoutrements, and

(m)the disapplication, in relation to a seconded constable who is seconded to the Agency from a body of constables that is not a police force within the meaning given by section 101 of the Police Act 1996 (police forces for police areas in England and Wales), of provisions—

(i)made by or under an Act, and

(ii)relating to the government, administration and conditions of service of that body of constables.

(3)Regulations under sub-paragraph (1) as to the conduct of employed or seconded constables, or as to the maintenance of discipline amongst them, may—

(a)authorise or require provision to be made by, or confer discretionary powers on, the Agency, the Agency’s chief executive or other persons, or

(b)authorise or require the delegation by any person of functions conferred on that person by or under the regulations.

(4)Regulations under sub-paragraph (1) for regulating pay and allowances may be made with retrospective effect to any date specified in the regulations, but nothing in this sub-paragraph shall be read as authorising pay or allowances payable to any person to be reduced retrospectively.

(5)In this paragraph—

  • “employed constable” has the same meaning as in paragraph 18;

  • “seconded constable” has the same meaning as in paragraph 20.

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