Section 2: Chief constables
35.Section 2 provides for each police force to have a chief constable.
36.Subsection (3) places the members of the police force and the force’s civilian staff under the direction and control of the chief constable. This reflects the existing position for chief constables.
37.Subsection (6) makes subsection (3) subject to any provision in a collaboration agreement which may place members of the police force or civilian staff under the direction and control of the chief constable of another force.
38.Subsection (7) introduces Schedule 2.