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Police and Justice Act 2006

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Police Reform Act 2002 (c. 30)

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84(1)Section 15 (general duties of police authorities etc in relation to Part 2 of the Act) is amended as follows.

(2)After subsection (1A) there is inserted—

(1B)It shall be the duty of the National Policing Improvement Agency to ensure that it is kept informed, in relation to the Agency, about all matters falling within subsection (2).

(3)For the second sentence of subsection (8) (meaning of “third force” in subsection (8)) there is substituted—

(8A)Where the person who requires assistance and co-operation under subsection (5) is a member of the staff of the National Policing Improvement Agency—

(a)the chief officer of a third force, or

(b)the police authority maintaining a third force,

may be required to give that assistance and co-operation only with the approval of the chief executive of the National Policing Improvement Agency.

(8B)In subsections (8) and (8A) “third force”, in relation to an investigation, means any police force other than the force to which the person whose conduct is under investigation belonged at the time of the conduct.

(4)In subsection (9) (approval that is needed before Director General of Serious Organised Crime Agency can be required to give assistance etc under subsection (5)), for the words after paragraph (b) there is substituted—

the Agency may be required to give assistance and co-operation under subsection (5) only with the approval of the relevant directing officer.

(5)After subsection (9) there is inserted—

(10)In subsection (9) “the relevant directing officer”—

(a)in a case where the person who requires assistance and co-operation belongs to a police force, means the chief officer of that force; and

(b)in a case where the person who requires assistance and co-operation is a member of the staff of the National Policing Improvement Agency, means the chief executive of that Agency.

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