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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

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96Interpretation of Police Act 1996

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(1)Section 101 of the Police Act 1996 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)after the definition of “City of London police area” insert—

  • “Common Council” means the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as police authority for the City of London police area;

  • “elected local policing body” means—

    (a)

    a police and crime commissioner;

    (b)

    the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime;

  • “local policing body” means—

    (a)

    a police and crime commissioner (in relation to a police area listed in Schedule 1);

    (b)

    the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (in relation to the metropolitan police district);

    (c)

    the Common Council (in relation to the City of London police area);

  • “Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime” means the body established under section 3 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011;;

(b)after the definition of “metropolitan police district” insert—

  • “national or international functions” means functions relating to—

    (a)

    the protection of prominent persons or their residences,

    (b)

    national security,

    (c)

    counter-terrorism, or

    (d)

    the provision of services for any other national or international purpose;

  • “police and crime commissioner” means a body established under section 1 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011;;

(c)omit the definition of “police authority”;

(d)in the definition of “police force”, for “police authority” substitute “local policing body”;

(e)in the definition of “police fund”, for paragraph (a) substitute—

“(a)

in relation to a police area for which there is an elected local policing body, the fund kept by that body under section 21 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011;.

(3)After subsection (2) insert—

(3)References in this Act to the staff of a police and crime commissioner, or to the staff of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, have the same meaning as in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011..

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