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The Working Time Regulations 1998

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41.—(1) For the purposes of these Regulations, the holding, otherwise than under a contract of employment, of the office of constable or an appointment as a police cadet shall be treated as employment, under a worker’s contract, by the relevant officer.

(2) Any matter relating to the employment of a worker which may be provided for for the purposes of these Regulations in a workforce agreement may be provided for for the same purposes in relation to the service of a person holding the office of constable or an appointment as a police cadet by an agreement between the relevant officer and a joint branch board.

(3) In this regulation—

“a joint branch board” means a joint branch board constituted in accordance with regulation 7(3) of the Police Federation Regulations 1969(1) or regulation 7(3) of the Police Federation (Scotland) Regulations 1985(2), and

“the relevant officer” means—

(a)

in relation to a member of a police force or a special constable or police cadet appointed for a police area, the chief officer of police (or, in Scotland, the chief constable);

(b)

in relation to a person holding office under section 9(1)(b) or 55(1)(b) of the Police Act 1997(3) (police members of the National Criminal Intelligence Service and the National Crime Squad), the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service or, as the case may be, the Director General of the National Crime Squad; and

(c)

in relation to any other person holding the office of constable or an appointment as a police cadet, the person who has the direction and control of the body of constables or cadets in question.

(1)

S.I. 1969/1787, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(2)

S.I. 1985/1531, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

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