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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

Section 83: Functions of HMIC

230.Section 83 amends section 54 of the Police Act 1996 (appointment and functions of inspectors of constabulary).

231.Subsection (2) removes reference to the inspectors of constabulary reporting specifically to the Secretary of State.

232.Subsection (3) repeals the provision for the inspection of police authorities, without replacing it with similar provision in relation to local policing authorities.

233.Subsection (4) supplements the power of the Secretary of State to require the inspectors to inspect a particular police force by giving a local policing body the power to request an inspection of their police force. The inspectors may levy charges in respect of such an inspection.

234.Subsection (7) provides for the annual report prepared by the inspectors to include an assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of policing in England and Wales for the year in which the report is prepared.

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