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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Police reform

    1. Chapter 1 Police areas outside London

      1. 1.Police and crime commissioners

      2. 2.Chief constables

    2. Chapter 2 Metropolitan police district

      1. 3.Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

      2. 4.Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

    3. Chapter 3 Functions of elected local policing bodies etc

      1. Community safety and crime prevention

        1. 5.Police and crime commissioners to issue police and crime plans

        2. 6.Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to issue police and crime plans

        3. 7.Police and crime plans

        4. 8.Duty to have regard to police and crime plan

        5. 9.Crime and disorder reduction grants

        6. 10.Co-operative working

      2. Information, consultation etc

        1. 11.Information for public etc

        2. 12.Annual reports

        3. 13.Information for police and crime panels

        4. 14.Arrangements for obtaining the views of the community on policing

      3. Other provisions about functions

        1. 15.Supply of goods and services

        2. 16.Appointment of persons not employed by elected local policing bodies

        3. 17.Duties when carrying out functions

        4. 18.Delegation of functions by police and crime commissioners

        5. 19.Delegation of functions by Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

        6. 20.Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime: confirmation hearings

      4. Financial matters

        1. 21.Police fund

        2. 22.Minimum budget for police and crime commissioner

        3. 23.Minimum budget for Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

        4. 24.Police grant

        5. 25.Other grants etc under Police Act 1996

        6. 26.Precepts

        7. 27.Other grants etc

    4. Chapter 4 Accountability of elected local policing bodies

      1. Scrutiny of police and crime commissioners

        1. 28.Police and crime panels outside London

        2. 29.Power to require attendance and information

        3. 30.Suspension of police and crime commissioner

      2. Conduct

        1. 31.Conduct

      3. Scrutiny of Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

        1. 32.London Assembly police and crime panel

        2. 33.Functions to be discharged by police and crime panel

    5. Chapter 5 Police forces in areas with elected local policing bodies

      1. Chief officers of police

        1. 34.Engagement with local people

        2. 35.Value for money

        3. 36.Information for elected local policing bodies

        4. 37.Appointment of persons not employed by chief officers of police

      2. Police forces outside London

        1. 38.Appointment, suspension and removal of chief constables

        2. 39.Deputy chief constables

        3. 40.Assistant chief constables

        4. 41.Power of deputy to exercise functions of chief constable

      3. The metropolitan police force

        1. 42.Appointment of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

        2. 43.Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

        3. 44.Functions of Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

        4. 45.Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis

        5. 46.Deputy Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis

        6. 47.Commanders

        7. 48.Suspension and removal of Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner

        8. 49.Suspension and removal of other senior metropolitan police officers

    6. Chapter 6 Police and crime commissioners: elections and vacancies

      1. Holding of elections

        1. 50.Ordinary elections

        2. 51.Election to fill vacancy in office of commissioner

        3. 52.Persons entitled to vote

        4. 53.Public awareness about elections: role of Electoral Commission

      2. Conduct of elections

        1. 54.Returning officers etc

        2. 55.Returning officers: expenditure

        3. 56.Taxation of returning officer’s account

        4. 57.Voting at elections of police and crime commissioners

        5. 58.Power to make provision about elections etc

      3. Vacancy in office of police and crime commissioner

        1. 59.Date of vacancy in office of commissioner

        2. 60.Declaration of vacancy in certain cases

        3. 61.Resignation of commissioner

      4. Vacancy or incapacity

        1. 62.Appointment of acting commissioner

        2. 63.Vacancy where acting commissioner acts for 6 months

      5. Disqualification

        1. 64.Disqualification from election as police and crime commissioner

        2. 65.Disqualification from election or holding office as police and crime commissioner: police grounds

        3. 66.Disqualification from election or holding office as police and crime commissioner: other grounds

        4. 67.Disqualification of person holding office as police and crime commissioner

        5. 68.Citizenship condition

        6. 69.Validity of acts

      6. Elections: further provision

        1. 70.Declaration of acceptance of office of police and crime commissioner

        2. 71.Judicial proceedings as to disqualification or vacancy

        3. 72.Amendment of police areas: term of office of commissioner

        4. 73.Computation of time and timing of elections etc

        5. 74.Elections: consequential amendments

        6. 75.The appropriate officer

        7. 76.Interpretation of Chapter 6

    7. Chapter 7 Other provisions relating to policing and crime and disorder

      1. Requirement for national policing capabilities

        1. 77.The strategic policing requirement

      2. Duties and powers of Secretary of State

        1. 78.General duty of Secretary of State

        2. 79.Policing protocol

        3. 80.Obtaining advice from representative bodies

        4. 81.Abolition of certain powers of Secretary of State

        5. 82.Suspension and removal of senior police officers

      3. Her Majesty’s inspectors of constabulary

        1. 83.Functions of HMIC

        2. 84.HMIC reports: publication

        3. 85.Inspection programmes and frameworks

        4. 86.Powers in connection with HMIC inspections

        5. 87.HMIC and freedom of information

      4. Community safety partnerships

        1. 88.Crime and disorder strategies

      5. Policing in England and Wales

        1. 89.Collaboration agreements

        2. 90.Police powers for civilian employees under collaboration agreements

        3. 91.Power to give directions

        4. 92.Provision of information by chief officers of police

        5. 93.Regulations about provision of equipment

        6. 94.National and international functions

      6. Police: complaints

        1. 95.Police: complaints

    8. Chapter 8 Miscellaneous provisions

      1. 96.Interpretation of Police Act 1996

      2. 97.Amendments of the Interpretation Act 1978

      3. 98.Police reform: transitional provision

      4. 99.Police reform: minor and consequential amendments

      5. 100.Guidance

      6. 101.Crime and disorder reduction

      7. 102.Interpretation of Part 1

  3. Part 2 Licensing

    1. Chapter 1 Amendments of the Licensing Act 2003

      1. Responsible authorities

        1. 103.Licensing authorities as responsible authorities

        2. 104.Primary Care Trusts and Local Health Boards as responsible authorities

      2. Removing the vicinity test

        1. 105.Premises licences: who may make relevant representations

        2. 106.Premises licences: who may apply for review

        3. 107.Club premises certificates: who may make relevant representations

        4. 108.Club premises certificates: who may apply for review

      3. Reducing the evidential burden on licensing authorities

        1. 109.Reducing the burden: premises licences

        2. 110.Reducing the burden: club premises certificates

        3. 111.Reducing the burden: other situations

      4. Temporary event notices

        1. 112.Temporary event notices: who may make an objection

        2. 113.Temporary event notices: conditions

        3. 114.Temporary event notices: late notices

        4. 115.Relaxation of time limits applying to temporary event notices

        5. 116.Temporary event notices: acknowledgment of notice

        6. 117.Temporary event notice: time for objection to notice

      5. Underage sales

        1. 118.Persistently selling alcohol to children

      6. Early morning alcohol restriction orders

        1. 119.Early morning alcohol restriction orders

      7. Fees

        1. 120.Suspension of licence or certificate for failing to pay annual fee

        2. 121.Power for licensing authorities to set fees

      8. Miscellaneous

        1. 122.Licensing policy statements

        2. 123.Personal licences: relevant offences

      9. Review

        1. 124.Review of effect of amendments on licensing scheme

    2. Chapter 2 Late night levy

      1. Application of late night levy requirement in licensing authority’s area

        1. 125.Late night levy requirement

      2. Liability to pay late night levy

        1. 126.“Relevant late night authorisation” and related definitions

        2. 127.Liability to pay late night levy

        3. 128.Amount of late night levy

      3. Administration of late night levy

        1. 129.Payment and administration of the levy

        2. 130.Net amount of levy payments

      4. Application of levy payments

        1. 131.Application of net amount of levy payments

      5. Late night levy requirement: further provision

        1. 132.Introduction of late night levy requirement

        2. 133.Amendment of late night levy requirement

        3. 134.Introduction or variation of late night levy requirement: procedure

        4. 135.Permitted exemption and reduction categories

        5. 136.Late night levy: regulations

        6. 137.Interpretation

        7. 138.Crown application

        8. 139.Amendments of the Licensing Act 2003

    3. Chapter 3 Alcohol disorder zones

      1. 140.Alcohol disorder zones: repeal

  4. Part 3 Parliament Square Garden and surrounding area

    1. Repeal of SOCPA 2005 provisions

      1. 141.Demonstrations in vicinity of Parliament: repeal of SOCPA 2005 provisions

    2. Controls on activities in Parliament Square Garden and adjoining pavements

      1. 142.Controlled area of Parliament Square

      2. 143.Prohibited activities in controlled area of Parliament Square

      3. 144.Directions under section 143: further provision

      4. 145.Power to seize property

      5. 146.Power of court on conviction

      6. 147.Authorisation for operation of amplified noise equipment

      7. 148.Meaning of “authorised officer” and “responsible authority”

      8. 149.Effect of Part on byelaws

  5. Part 4 Miscellaneous

    1. Seizure powers

      1. 150.Powers of seizure etc under certain regulations and byelaws

    2. Misuse of drugs

      1. 151.Temporary control of drugs

      2. 152.Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

    3. Arrest warrants

      1. 153.Restriction on issue of arrest warrants in private prosecutions

  6. Part 5 Final provisions

    1. 154.Orders and regulations

    2. 155.Money

    3. 156.Extent

    4. 157.Commencement

    5. 158.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Police and crime commissioners

    2. Schedule 2

      Chief constables

    3. Schedule 3

      Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

    4. Schedule 4

      Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

    5. Schedule 5

      Issuing precepts

    6. Schedule 6

      Police and crime panels

      1. Part 1 Type of panel which police area is to have

      2. Part 2 Panels established by local authorities

      3. Part 3 Panels established by the Secretary of State

      4. Part 4 General provisions

    7. Schedule 7

      Regulations about complaints and conduct matters

    8. Schedule 8

      Appointment, suspension and removal of senior police officers

      1. Part 1 Appointment of chief constables

      2. Part 2 Suspension and removal of chief constables

      3. Part 3 Suspension and removal of other senior police officers

    9. Schedule 9

      Supplementary vote system

    10. Schedule 10

      Elections of police and crime commissioners: consequential amendments

    11. Schedule 11

      Crime and disorder strategies

    12. Schedule 12

      Collaboration agreements

    13. Schedule 13

      Police powers for civilian employees under collaboration agreements

    14. Schedule 14

      Police: complaints

    15. Schedule 15

      Police reform: transitional provision

      1. Part 1 Chief officers of police

      2. Part 2 Initial transfer from police authorities

      3. Part 3 Subsequent transfer by new policing body

      4. Part 4 Other transitional provision

      5. Part 5 Interpretation

    16. Schedule 16

      Police reform: minor and consequential amendments

      1. Part 1 Police Act 1996

      2. Part 2 Greater London Authority Act 1999

      3. Part 3 Other enactments

    17. Schedule 17

      Temporary class drug orders

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