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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

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

103.Section 16 allows a police and crime commissioner or the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to appoint a person to a post, or designate a person as having specified duties or responsibilities, when required or authorised to do so by any Act, regardless of whether or not the person is a member of the staff of that police and crime commissioner or of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. The purpose of this is to allow flexibility in sharing staff between different bodies.

104.The section replicates the provision previously applying to police authorities.

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