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Policing and Crime Act 2009

Section 25B Police services agreements

477.This section sets out which aerodromes are required to have a PSA and what a PSA must contain.

478.The effect of section 25B(1) is that aerodromes which have an ASP specifying policing measures must also have a PSA. There is a limited exception in subsection (2). There is no requirement for a PSA to be in force in the period of three months following agreement on the first ASP.

479.Aerodromes that have an ASP that does not specify policing measures are exempt from the requirement to have a PSA. Although the requirement for dedicated policing will be a matter for local determination, the Government expects that a significant number of those aerodromes eligible for inclusion in the UK NASP (presently around 60) may not require a dedicated police presence.

480.Section 25B(3) specifies the information which, as a minimum, a PSA must contain.

481.Section 25B(5) provides that an aerodrome manager must supply the Secretary of State with a copy of the PSA upon request by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will not routinely request copies of PSAs. In practice, the Secretary of State will use this in the event of a specific concern relating to the policing of an aerodrome or associated payments.

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