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Part 1 E+WPolice Act 1996

1The Police Act 1996 is amended in accordance with this Part.E+W

2For the italic cross-heading before section 1 substitute— Police areas and police forces.E+W

3Omit the italic cross-heading before section 2.E+W

4(1)Section 2 (maintenance of police forces) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)The existing provision of section 2 becomes subsection (1) of that section.

(3)After that subsection, insert—

(2)For further provision about the maintenance of those police forces, see Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011..

5Omit—E+W

(a)sections 3 to 5, and

(b)the italic cross-heading before section 5A.

6(1)Section 5A (maintenance of the metropolitan police force) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)The existing provision of section 5A becomes subsection (1) of that section.

(3)After that subsection, insert—

(2)For further provision about the maintenance of the metropolitan police force, see Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011..

7Omit sections 5B to 6.E+W

8Before section 6ZA insert the following cross-heading— The City of London.E+W

9After that cross-heading insert—E+W

6AZACommon Council to remain police authority for City

The Common Council of the City of London is to continue to be the police authority for the City of London police area..

10(1)Section 6ZA (power to confer particular functions on police authorities) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)In the title, for “police authorities” substitute the Common Council.

(3)In subsection (1), for “police authorities” substitute “ the Common Council ”.

(4)In subsection (2)—

(a)for “a police authority” substitute “ the Common Council ”;

(b)for “police force maintained for its area” substitute “ the City of London police force ”;

(c)for “the authority” substitute “ the Common Council ”.

(5)In subsection (3), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

(a)the Common Council,

(b)the Commissioner of Police for the City of London, and.

(6)Omit subsection (4).

11(1)Section 6ZB (plans by police authorities) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)In the title, for “police authorities” substitute the Common Council.

(3)In subsection (1)—

(a)for “every police authority” substitute “ the Common Council ”;

(b)for “the authority's” substitute “the Common Council's”;

(c)for “its area” substitute “ the City of London police area, and for the discharge by the City of London Police of its national or international functions ”.

(4)For subsection (2) substitute—

(2)In issuing a policing plan, the Common Council must have regard to the strategic policing requirement issued under section 37A..

(5)In subsection (3)—

(a)for “a police authority” substitute “ the Common Council ”;

(b)for “relevant chief officer of police” substitute “ Commissioner of Police for the City of London ”;

(c)for “the authority” substitute “ the Common Council ”.

(6)In subsection (4)—

(a)for “a police authority” substitute “ the Common Council ”;

(b)for “relevant chief officer of police” (in the first place) substitute “ Commissioner of Police for the City of London ”;

(c)for “authority for” substitute “ Common Council for ”;

(d)for “Authority shall” substitute “ Common Council shall ”;

(e)for “relevant chief officer of police” (in the second place) substitute “ Commissioner of Police for the City of London ”.

(7)In subsection (8), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

(a)the Common Council,

(b)the Commissioner of Police for the City of London, and.

(8)Omit subsection (9).

(9)Omit subsection (11).

12(1)Section 6ZC (reports by police authorities) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)In the title, for “police authorities” substitute the Common Council.

(3)In subsection (1)—

(a)for “police authorities” substitute “ the Common Council ”;

(b)for “policing of their areas” substitute “ discharge of the Common Council's functions ”.

(4)In subsection (3), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

(a)the Common Council,

(b)the Commissioner of Police for the City of London, and.

(5)Omit subsection (4).

13Omit sections 8A to 9G.E+W

14Before section 9H insert the following cross-heading— “ Police ranks ”.E+W

15Omit sections 10 to 12A.E+W

16Omit sections 14 to 17.E+W

17Before section 18 insert the following cross-heading— “ City of London ”.E+W

18(1)Section 18 (supply of goods and services) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)In subsection (1), omit paragraph (a).

(3)In subsection (1)(b)—

(a)for “shall also apply with that modification” substitute “ shall, ”;

(b)at the end insert “ , apply with the modification set out in subsection (2) ”.

(4)In subsection (3)—

(a)for “A police authority” substitute “ The Common Council in its capacity as police authority ”;

(b)for “another police authority” substitute “ another local policing body ”;

(c)for “a police authority collaboration agreement” substitute “ force collaboration provision in a collaboration agreement ”.

19Omit sections 19 to 21.E+W

20Omit the cross-heading “General provisions” before section 22.E+W

21(1)Section 22 (reports by chief constables to police authorities) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)for “Every chief officer of police of a police force” substitute “ The Commissioner of Police for the City of London ”;

(b)for “police authority” substitute “ Common Council ”;

(c)for the words from “the area” to “maintained” substitute “ the City of London police area ”.

(3)In subsection (2), for “A chief officer” substitute “ The chief constable ”.

(4)In subsection (3)—

(a)for “The chief officer of police of a police force” substitute “ The Commissioner of Police for the City of London ”;

(b)for “police authority” substitute “ Common Council ”;

(c)for “that authority” substitute “ the Common Council ”;

(d)for “area for which the force is maintained” substitute “ City of London police area ”.

(5)In subsection (4), for “police authority” substitute “ Common Council ”.

(6)In subsection (5)—

(a)for “chief officer” substitute “ Commissioner of Police for the City of London ”;

(b)for “police authority” substitute “ Common Council ”;

(c)for “that authority” substitute “ the Common Council ”.

(7)In subsection (6)—

(a)for “police authority” substitute “ Common Council ”;

(b)for “the authority” substitute “ the Common Council ”.

22After section 22 insert the following cross-heading— General provisions.E+W

23(1)Section 24 (aid of one police force by another) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In subsection (3), for “sections 9A and 10(1)” substitute “ sections 2 and 4 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (“the 2011 Act”) ”.

(3)For subsection (3A) substitute—

(3A)While a member of the civilian staff of a police force maintained under section 2, or a member of the civilian staff of the metropolitan police force, is provided under this section for the assistance of another police force, that member of staff is, notwithstanding section 2 or 4 of the 2011 Act, under the direction and control of the chief officer of police of that other force..

(4)In subsection (4)—

(a)for “police authority” (in both places) substitute “ local policing body ”;

(b)for “those authorities” substitute “ those bodies ”;

(c)for “police authorities” substitute “ local policing bodies ”.

(5)In subsection (4A)—

(a)for “police authority” substitute “ local policing body ”;

(b)for “section 10(1)” substitute “ sections 2 and 4 of the 2011 Act ”.

24In section 25(1) (provision of special services)—E+W

(a)for “police authority” substitute “ local policing body ”;

(b)for “that authority” substitute “ that body ”.

25(1)Section 26 (provision of advice and assistance to international organisations etc) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)for “police authority” substitute “ local policing body ”;

(b)for “the authority” substitute “ the body ”.

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)for “police authority” substitute “ local policing body ”;

(b)for “the authority” substitute “ the body ”.

(4)In subsections (5) and (6), for “police authority” substitute “ local policing body ”.

26In section 27 (special constables), in subsection (2), for “police force collaboration agreement” substitute “ collaboration agreement ”.E+W

27In section 28 (police cadets), in subsection (3)—E+W

(a)for “Without prejudice to subsection (2)” substitute “ Accordingly ”;

(b)for “the police authority that maintains a police force” substitute “ the chief officer of a police force ”.

28(1)Section 30 (jurisdiction of constables) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)In subsection (3A)—

(a)for “section 24” substitute “ section 22A ”;

(b)for “police authority” substitute “ local policing body ”.

(3)In subsection (3B), for “police force collaboration agreement under section 23” substitute “ collaboration agreement under section 22A ”.

29For section 31 (rewards for diligence) substitute—E+W

31Rewards for diligence

(1)The chief constable of a police force maintained under section 2 may grant to members of that police force rewards for exceptional diligence or other specially meritorious conduct.

(2)The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis may grant to members of the metropolitan police force rewards for exceptional diligence or other specially meritorious conduct.

(3)The Common Council may, on the recommendation of the Commissioner of Police for the City of London, grant out of the City of London police fund to members of the City of London police force rewards for exceptional diligence or other specially meritorious conduct..

30(1)Section 39A (codes of practice for chief officers) is amended as follows.E+W

(2)Omit subsection (3).

(3)In subsection (4)—

(a)for the words from “preparing” to “Agency” substitute “ issuing or revising such a code, the Secretary of State ”;

(b)for paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to represent the views of police and crime commissioners;

(aa)the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime;

(ab)the Common Council;;

(c)for “it” substitute “ the Secretary of State ”.

31(1)Section 42A is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)In the title, for “removal of senior officers” substitute exercise of powers under section 42.

(3)In subsection (1), omit “9E, 11 or”.

(4)In subsection (2), for paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime;.

32In section 50 (regulations for police forces), in subsection (4)(a), for “police authorities” substitute “ local policing bodies ”.E+W

33In section 51 (regulations for special constables), in subsection (3A)(a), for “police authorities” substitute “ local policing bodies ”.E+W

34In section 52 (regulations for police cadets), in subsection (1A)(a), for “police authorities” substitute “ local policing bodies ”.E+W

35(1)Section 53A (regulation of procedures and practices) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)In subsection (2), omit paragraph (b) (and the word “and” at the end of paragraph (a)).

(3)In subsection (3), for paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to represent the views of police and crime commissioners;

(aa)the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime;

(ab)the Common Council;.

(4)Omit subsection (5).

(5)In subsection (6), omit paragraph (a).

36(1)Section 57 (common services) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)In subsection (4), for paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to represent the views of police and crime commissioners,

(aa)the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime,

(ab)the Common Council,.

(3)Omit subsections (5) and (6).

37In section 60 (regulations for Police Federations), in subsection (2)—E+W

(a)in paragraph (c), after “Federations to” insert “ local policing bodies, ”;

(b)in paragraph (d), after “provided by” insert “ local policing bodies or ”.

38In section 61 (the Police Negotiating Board for the United Kingdom), in subsection (1)(a), for “authorities” substitute “ persons and bodies ”.E+W

39In section 63 (Police Advisory Boards for England and Wales and for Scotland), in subsection (2), after “interests” insert “ of local policing bodies, ”.E+W

40In section 84 (representation etc at disciplinary and other proceedings), in the definition of “relevant authority” in subsection (4)—E+W

(a)in paragraph (a), for “a senior officer” substitute “ the chief officer of police ”;

(b)in paragraph (b), for “a senior officer, the police authority” substitute “ the chief officer of police, the local policing body ”.

41In section 87 (guidance concerning disciplinary proceedings etc), in subsection (1)—E+W

(a)for paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)local policing bodies,;

(b)for paragraph (e), substitute—

(e)members of the civilian staff of a police force, including the metropolitan police force (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011)..

42(1)Section 88 (liability of wrongful acts of constables) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)In subsections (2)(b) and (4), for “police authority” substitute “ local policing body ”.

(3)In subsection (5)—

(a)in paragraph (a), for “police authority” substitute “ local policing body ”;

(b)in paragraph (c), for “authority's” substitute “local policing body's”.

(4)In subsection (5A), for “police authority” (in each place) substitute “ local policing body ”.

(5)In subsection (6), for “police authority” (in each place) substitute “ local policing body ”.

43In section 93 (acceptance of gifts or loans), in subsection (1), for “the authority” substitute “ the body ”.E+W

44In section 97 (police officers engaged on service outside their force), in subsection (2), for “police authority” (in each place) substitute “ local policing body ”.E+W

45(1)Section 98 (cross-border aid of one police force by another) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)In subsection (6)—

(a)for “police authority” (in each place) substitute “ local policing body ”;

(b)for “those authorities” substitute “ those bodies ”;

(c)for “police authorities” substitute “ local policing bodies ”.

(3)Before subsection (7) insert—

(6B)In this section “local policing body” includes—

(a)a police authority in Scotland, and

(b)the Northern Ireland Policing Board..

46Omit Schedules 2 and 2A.E+W

47(1)Schedule 6 (appeals to Police Appeals Tribunals) is amended in accordance with this paragraph.E+W

(2)In paragraph 2(1)—

(a)for “four members” substitute “ three members ”;

(b)for “relevant police authority” (in the first place) substitute “ relevant local policing body ”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (b), at the end insert “ and ”;

(d)omit sub-paragraph (c).

(3)In paragraph 9, for “relevant police authority” (in each place) substitute “ relevant local policing body ”.

(4)In paragraph 10(b), for “relevant police authority” means the police authority” substitute “relevant local policing body” means the local policing body”.

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