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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

Section 45: Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis

179.Section 45 provides for the metropolitan police force to have Assistant Commissioners, appointed by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis after consulting with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. An Assistant Commissioner may exercise the functions of the Commissioner, with the Commissioner’s consent. The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime has the same power to suspend or remove an Assistant Commissioner who is exercising the functions of the Commissioner as the Office has in relation to the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner (see section 48).

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