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Armed Forces Act 2006

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375Definitions relating to police forces
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(1)In this Act “service police force” means—

(a)the Royal Navy Police;

(b)the Royal Military Police; or

(c)the Royal Air Force Police;

and “service policeman” means a member of a service police force.

(2)In this Act “UK police force” means—

(a)the Ministry of Defence Police;

(b)any police force maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996 (c. 16) (police forces in England and Wales outside London);

(c)the metropolitan police force;

(d)the City of London police force;

(e)any police force maintained under or by virtue of section 1 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77);

(f)the Police Service of Northern Ireland; or

(g)the Isle of Man Constabulary.

(3)In this Act “British overseas territory police force” means any force or body which—

(a)is constituted in a British overseas territory; and

(b)is engaged in the carrying on of activities similar to any carried on by a service police force or UK police force.

(4)In this Act “overseas police force” means any force or body which—

(a)is constituted outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man; and

(b)is engaged in the carrying on of activities similar to any carried on by a service police force or UK police force.

(5)For the purposes of this Act—

(a)a Provost Marshal is to be taken to be a member of the appropriate service police force (if he is not a member of that force);

(b)an officer in the Royal Air Force or the Royal Auxiliary Air Force who is appointed to exercise functions conferred by or under this Act on service policemen is to be taken to be a member of the Royal Air Force Police.

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