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The Police (Conduct) Regulations 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Revocations and transitional provisions

  4. 3.Interpretation

  5. 4.Suspension

  6. 5.Suspension—urgent cases

  7. 6.Conduct of investigations where there are outstanding criminal proceedings

  8. 7.Appointment of supervising officer

  9. 8.Appointment of investigating officer

  10. 9.Notice of investigation

  11. 10.Investigating officer’s report

  12. 11.Procedure on receipt of investigating officer’s report

  13. 12.Withdrawal of case

  14. 13.Sanction without hearing and notice of proceedings: senior officers

  15. 14.Notice of decision to refer case to a hearing

  16. 15.Limitation on sanctions: officers other than senior officers

  17. 16.Notice of hearing

  18. 17.Legal representation

  19. 18.Procedure on receipt of notice

  20. 19.Persons conducting the hearing: officers other than senior officers

  21. 20.Person conducting the hearing: senior officers

  22. 21.Documents to be supplied to the officer concerned

  23. 22.Documents to be supplied to tribunal or to persons conducting the hearing

  24. 23.Representation: officers other than senior officers

  25. 24.Representation: senior officers

  26. 25.Participation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission

  27. 26.Conduct of hearing

  28. 27.Procedure at hearing

  29. 28.Attendance of officer concerned at hearing

  30. 29.Attendance of complainant and interested persons at hearing

  31. 30.Attendance of others at hearing

  32. 31.Exclusion of public from hearing

  33. 32.Statements in lieu of oral evidence

  34. 33.Remission of cases: officers other than senior officers

  35. 34.Record of hearing

  36. 35.Sanctions

  37. 36.Personal record to be considered before sanction imposed

  38. 37.Notification of finding

  39. 38.Copy of report and decision to be sent to the Secretary of State

  40. 39.Expenses of hearing

  41. 40.Request for a review: officers other than senior officers

  42. 41.Conduct of the review

  43. 42.Finding of the review

  44. 43.Hearing of review in absence of chief officer

  45. 44.Record of conduct proceedings

  46. 45.Special cases

  47. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      CODE OF CONDUCT

      1. 1.Honesty and integrity

      2. 2.Fairness and impartiality

      3. 3.Politeness and tolerance

      4. 4.Use of force and abuse of authority

      5. 5.Performance of duties

      6. 6.Lawful orders

      7. 7.Confidentiality

      8. 8.Criminal offences

      9. 9.Property

      10. 10.Sobriety

      11. 11.Appearance

      12. 12.General conduct

      13. Notes

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      SPECIAL CASES

      1. PART 1 Conditions

        1. 1.(1) The conditions referred to in regulation 45 are—

      2. PART 2 Modifications

        1. 2.For regulation 12 there shall be substituted the following regulation—...

        2. 3.For regulation 14 there shall be substituted the following regulation—...

        3. 4.For regulations 16 and 17 there shall be substituted the...

        4. 5.In regulation 18 (procedure on receipt)— (a) in paragraph (1),...

        5. 6.For regulation 19 there shall be substituted the following regulation—...

        6. 7.Regulation 21 shall be omitted.

        7. 8.In regulation 22 (documents to be supplied to officers conducting...

        8. 9.In regulation 23 (representation), in paragraphs (1) and (2) for...

        9. 10.For regulation 26 (conduct of hearing) there shall be substituted...

        10. 11.In regulation 27 (procedure at hearing)— (a) for “officers” wherever...

        11. 12.In regulation 29 (attendance of complainant and interested persons at...

        12. 13.In regulation 30 (attendance of others at hearing)—

        13. 14.Regulation 31 (exclusion of public from hearing) shall be omitted....

        14. 15.In regulation 32 (statements in lieu of oral evidence)—

        15. 16.In regulation 33 (remission of cases)— (a) paragraphs (2)(b), (3)...

        16. 17.In regulation 34 (record of hearing) for “presiding officer” there...

        17. 18.In regulation 35 (sanctions)— (a) in paragraph (1), for “persons”...

        18. 19.In regulation 36 (personal record to be considered before sanction...

        19. 20.In regulation 37(1) (notification of finding) for “three days” there...

        20. 21.In regulation 40 (request for a review)—

        21. 22.In regulation 42 (finding of the review)—

        22. 23.Regulation 43 shall be omitted.

  48. Explanatory Note

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