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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

Section 42: Appointment of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

176.Section 42 provides for the appointment of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis. Eligibility for appointment is restricted to persons who hold or have held the office of constable. The Commissioner is appointed by Her Majesty upon recommendation by the Secretary of State. In making this recommendation, the Secretary of State must have regard to any recommendations made by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.

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