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19.—(1) From 6th April 2006 to 30th September 2006, regulation A18(1) and (2) of the 1987 Regulations(1) (compulsory retirement on account of age) shall apply to every regular police officer.
(2) From 1st October 2006, subject to paragraph (3), every regular police officer shall be required to retire—
(a)if he is of the rank of Constable, Sergeant, Inspector or Chief Inspector, on attaining the age of 60 years,
(b)if he holds any higher rank, on attaining the age of 65 years.
(3) The time at which, under paragraph (2), a person shall be required to retire may be postponed, if the person concerned holds a rank above that of Superintendent, by the police authority, and, if he holds the rank of Superintendent or any lower rank, by the chief officer of police.
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