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CRIMINAL LAW, ENGLAND AND WALES
11th December 1985
Laid before Parliament
23rd December 1985
Coming into Operation
1st April 1986
In exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(3) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985, I hereby make the following Order:—
1. This Order may be cited as the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Specified Police Forces) Order 1985 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1986.
2. The bodies of constables listed in the Schedule to this Order are hereby specified for the purposes of section 3 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (which, amongst other things, places a duty on the Director of Public Prosecutions to take over the conduct of criminal proceedings and binding over proceedings instituted on behalf of a body so specified).
One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State
11th December 1985
British Transport Police Force
City of London Police
Dover Harbour Board Police
Falmouth Docks Police
Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company Police
Manchester Dock Police Force
Mersey Tunnel law enforcement officers
Metropolitan Police Force
Milford Docks Police
Ministry of Defence Police
Port of Bristol Police
Port of Liverpool Police
Port of London Authority Police
Royal Parks Constabulary (England)
Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority Harbour Police
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary
This Order specifies the police forces set out in the Schedule for the purposes of section 3 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985. The effect is that the duties of the Director of Public Prosecutions as head of the Crown Prosecution Service will include the taking over of the conduct of all criminal proceedings (other than “specified proceedings” as defined in section 3(3) of that Act) and all binding over proceedings instituted on behalf of one of those forces.
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