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Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

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140Appointment of chief officers of police

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(1)Paragraph 2 of Schedule 8 to the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (appointment of chief constables) is amended as follows.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)(a), for “is, or has been, a constable in any part of the United Kingdom” there is substituted “is eligible for appointment”.

(3)After sub-paragraph (1) there is inserted—

(1A)A person is eligible for appointment if the person is or has been—

(a)a constable in any part of the United Kingdom, or

(b)a police officer in an approved overseas police force, of at least the approved rank.

(1B)An “approved overseas police force” is a police force which—

(a)is in a country or territory outside the United Kingdom designated by regulations made by the Secretary of State, and

(b)is designated in relation to that country or territory by the regulations.

(1C)The “approved rank” for an approved overseas police force is the rank which is designated as the approved rank for that police force by the regulations.

(1D)The College of Policing must recommend to the Secretary of State matters to be designated under this paragraph.

(1E)The Secretary of State may make regulations under this paragraph only if they give effect to a recommendation under sub-paragraph (1D).

(4)Section 42 of that Act (appointment of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis) is amended as follows.

(5)In subsection (3), for “is, or has been, a constable in any part of the United Kingdom” there is substituted “is eligible for appointment”.

(6)After subsection (3) there is inserted—

(3A)A person is eligible for appointment if the person is or has been—

(a)a constable in any part of the United Kingdom, or

(b)a police officer in an approved overseas police force, of at least the approved rank.

(3B)An “approved overseas police force” is a police force which—

(a)is in a country or territory outside the United Kingdom designated by regulations made by the Secretary of State, and

(b)is designated in relation to that country or territory by the regulations.

(3C)The “approved rank” for an approved overseas police force is the rank which is designated as the approved rank for that police force by the regulations.

(3D)The College of Policing must recommend to the Secretary of State matters to be designated under this section.

(3E)The Secretary of State may make regulations under this section only if they give effect to a recommendation under subsection (3D).

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