Civilian employees of police authoritiesE+W
16(1)Section 15 (civilian employees) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)For subsection (2) (civilians employed by police authority to be under direction and control of chief officer of police) there is substituted—
“(2)A police authority shall exercise its powers under section 101 (and section 107) of the Local Government Act 1972 so as to secure that, subject to section 24(3A), any person employed by the authority under this section solely to assist the police force maintained by the authority is under the direction and control of the chief officer of police of that force.”
(3)Subsection (3) (power to agree or determine exceptions to section 15(2)) is omitted.
17In section 24 (aid of one police force by another), after subsection (3) there is inserted—E+W
“(3A)While a person employed by a police authority under section 15 solely to assist the police force maintained by that authority is provided under this section for the assistance of another police force, he shall, notwithstanding section 15(2), be under the direction and control of the chief officer of police of that other force.”