- Latest available (Revised)
- Original (As enacted)
Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.
(1)Any two justices of the peace may appoint such persons as may be nominated for the purpose by [F1the [F2Defence Council]][F1an authority who by virtue of any enactment are authorised to make nominations under this section], to be special constables within the yards and stations and limits within which constables of the metropolitan police force may by virtue of the M1Metropolitan Police Act 1860, or the M2Metropolitan Police (Employment in Scotland) Act 1914, [F3both as originally enacted and as applied to the Air Force], be employed; and every person so appointed shall be sworn in by any such justices duly to execute the office of a constable within the places and limits aforesaid, and when so sworn in shall have the same powers and privileges, and be liable to the same duties and responsibilities as constables of the metropolitan police force have and are liable to under the said Acts.
(2)Special constables appointed under this section shall be under the exclusive control of the [F4department][F4authority]on whose nomination they are appointed, and that [F4department][F4authority]shall have power to suspend or terminate the appointment of any such special constable.
(3)In the application of this section to Scotland references to any two justices of the peace shall be construed as references to the magistrates of a burgh or the standing joint committee of a county, as the case may be, and the reference to swearing in shall be read as a reference to making a declaration or taking an oath, as the case may be, in the form and manner prescribed in section seventy-nine of the M3Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892, and section eleven of the M4Police (Scotland) Act 1857, respectively.
Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.
Modifications etc. (not altering text)
Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.
Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.
Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including: