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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

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  1. Introduction

  2. Overview

    1. Part 1- Police Reform

      1. Police areas outside London

        1. Section 1: Police and crime commissioners

        2. Schedule 1: Police and Crime Commissioners

        3. Section 2: Chief constables

        4. Schedule 2: Chief Constables

      2. Metropolitan Police District

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

        2. Schedule 3: Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

        3. Section 4: Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

        4. Schedule 4: Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

      3. Functions of Elected Local Policing Authorities

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

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

        3. Section 7: Police and crime plans

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

        5. Section 9: Crime and disorder reduction grants

        6. Section 10: Co-operative working

        7. Section 11: Information for public

        8. Section 12: Annual reports

        9. Section 13: Information for police and crime panels

        10. Section 14: Arrangements for obtaining the views of the community on policing

        11. Section 15: Supply of goods and services

        12. Section 16: Appointment of persons not employed by elected local policing body

        13. Section 17: Duties when carrying out functions

        14. Section 18: Delegation of functions by police and crime commissioners

        15. Section 19: Delegation of functions by Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

        16. Section 20: Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime: confirmation hearings

        17. Section 21: Police Fund

        18. Section 22: Minimum budget for police and crime commissioner

        19. Section 23: Minimum budget for Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

        20. Section 24: Police grant

        21. Section 25: Other grants under Police Act 1996

        22. Section 26: Precepts

        23. Schedule 5: Issuing precepts

        24. Section 27: Other grants

      4. Accountability of Elected Local Policing Bodies.

        1. Section 28: Police and crime panels outside London

        2. Schedule 6: Police and crime panels

        3. Section 29: Power to require attendance and information

        4. Section 30: Suspension of police and crime commissioner

        5. Section 31: Conduct

        6. Schedule 7: Regulations about complaints and conduct matters

        7. Section 32: London Assembly police and crime panel

        8. Section 33: Functions to be discharged by police and crime panel

      5. Police Forces in Areas with Elected Local Policing Bodies

        1. Section 34: Engagement with local people

        2. Section 35: Value for money

        3. Section 36: Information for elected local policing bodies

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

        5. Section 38: Appointment, suspension and removal of chief constables

        6. Schedule 8: Appointment, suspension and removal of senior police officers

        7. Section 39: Deputy chief constables

        8. Section 40: Assistant chief constables

        9. Section 41: Power of deputy to exercise functions of chief constable

        10. Section 42: Appointment of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

        11. Section 43: Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

        12. Section 44: Functions of Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

        13. Section 45: Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis

        14. Section 46: Deputy Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis

        15. Section 47: Commanders

        16. Section 48: Suspension and removal of Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner

        17. Section 49: Suspension and removal of other senior metropolitan police officers

      6. Police and Crime Commissioners: Elections and Vacancies

        1. Section 50: Ordinary elections

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

        3. Section 52: Persons entitled to vote

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

        5. Section 54: Returning officers

        6. Section 55: Returning officers: expenditure

        7. Section 56: Taxation of returning officer’s account

        8. Section 57: Voting at elections of police and crime commissioners

        9. Section 58: Power to make provision about elections

        10. Section 59: Date of vacancy in office of commissioner

        11. Section 60: Declaration of vacancy in certain cases

        12. Section 61: Resignation of commissioner

        13. Section 62: Appointment of acting commissioner

        14. Section 63: Vacancy where acting commissioner acts for 6 months

        15. Section 64: Disqualification from election as police and crime commissioner

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

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

        18. Section 67: Disqualification of person holding office as police and crime commissioner

        19. Section 68: Citizenship condition

        20. Section 69: Validity of acts

        21. Section 70: Declaration of acceptance of office of police and crime commissioner

        22. Section 71: Judicial proceedings as to disqualification or vacancy

        23. Section 72: Amendment of police areas: term of office of commissioner

        24. Section 73: Computation of time and timing of elections

        25. Section 74: Elections: consequential amendments

        26. Section 75: The appropriate officer

        27. Section 76: Interpretation of Chapter 6

      7. Other Provisions Relating to Policing and Crime and Disorder

        1. Section 77: The strategic policing requirement

        2. Section 78: General duty of Secretary of State

        3. Section 79: Policing Protocol

        4. Section 80: Obtaining advice from representative bodies

        5. Section 81: Abolition of certain powers of Secretary of State

        6. Section 82: Suspension and removal of senior police officers

        7. Section 83: Functions of HMIC

        8. Section 84: HMIC reports: publication

        9. Section 85: Inspection programmes and frameworks

        10. Section 86: Powers in connection with HMIC inspections

        11. Section 87: HMIC and freedom of information

        12. Section 88: Crime and disorder strategies

        13. Schedule 11: Crime and disorder strategies

        14. Section 89: Collaboration agreements

        15. Schedule 12: Collaboration agreements

        16. Section 90: Police powers for civilian employees under collaboration agreements

        17. Schedule 13: Police powers for civilian employees under collaboration agreements

        18. Section 91: Power to give directions

        19. Section 92: Provision of information by chief officers of police

        20. Section 93: Regulations about provision of equipment

        21. Section 94: National and international functions

        22. Section 95: Police: Complaints

        23. Schedule 14: Police: Complaints

      8. Miscellaneous Provisions

        1. Section 96: Interpretation of Police Act 1996

        2. Section 97: Amendments of the Interpretation Act 1978

        3. Section 98: Police reform: transitional provision

        4. Schedule 15: Police reform: transitional provision

        5. Section 99: Police reform: minor and consequential amendments

        6. Schedule 16: Police reform: minor and consequential amendments

        7. Section 100: Guidance

        8. Section 101: Crime and disorder reduction

        9. Section 102: Interpretation of Part 1

    2. Part 2 – Licensing

      1. Amendments of the Licensing Act 2003

        1. Section 103: Licensing authorities as responsible authorities

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

        3. Section 105: Premises licences: who may make relevant representations

        4. Section 106: Premises licences: who may apply for a review

        5. Section 107: Club premises certificates: who may make relevant representations

        6. Section 108: Club premises certificates: who may apply for a review

        7. Section 109: Reducing the burden: premises licences

        8. Section 110: Reducing the burden: club premises certificates

        9. Section 111: Reducing the burden: other situations

        10. Section 112: Temporary event notices: who may make an objection

        11. Section 113: Temporary event notices: conditions

        12. Section 114: Temporary event notices: late notices

        13. Section 115: Relaxation of time limits applying to temporary event notices

        14. Section 116: Temporary event notices: acknowledgement of notice

        15. Section 117: Temporary event notice: time for objection by police

        16. Section 118: Persistently selling alcohol to children

        17. Section 119: Early morning alcohol restriction orders

        18. Section 120: Suspension of licence or certificate for failing to pay annual fee

        19. Section 121: Power for licensing authorities to set fees

        20. Section 122: Licensing policy statements

        21. Section 123: Personal licences: relevant offences

        22. Section 124: Review of effect of amendments on licensing scheme

      2. Late night levy

        1. Sections 125 to 139: Late night levy

        2. Section 140: Alcohol disorder zones: repeal

    3. Part 3 – Parliament Square Garden and Surrounding Area

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

      2. Section 142: Controlled area of Parliament Square

      3. Section 143: Prohibited activities in controlled area of Parliament Square

      4. Section 144: Directions under section 143: further provision

      5. Section 145: Power to seize property

      6. Section 146: Power of court on conviction

      7. Section 147: Authorisation for operation of amplified noise equipment

      8. Section 148: Meaning of “authorised officer” and “responsible authority”

      9. Section 149: Effect of Part on byelaws

    4. Part 4 – Miscellaneous

      1. Seizure powers under byelaws

        1. Section 150: Enforcement of byelaws: powers of seizure

      2. Misuse of drugs

        1. Section 151: Temporary control of drugs

        2. Schedule 17: Temporary class drug orders

        3. Section 152: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      3. Arrest warrants

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

    5. Part 5 – Final Provisions

      1. Section 154: Orders and regulations

      2. Section 155: Money

      3. Section 156: Extent

        1. Territorial Application: Wales

        2. Territorial Application: Scotland

        3. Territorial Application: Northern Ireland

      4. Section 157: Commencement

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