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The Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008

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Persons conducting misconduct proceedings: chief constables etc.

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26.  (1)  Where the officer concerned is—

(a)a chief constable;

(b)in the case of the metropolitan police force—

(i)the commissioner;

(ii)the deputy commissioner; or

(iii)an assistant commissioner; or

(c)in the case of the City of London police force, the commissioner,

the misconduct proceedings shall be conducted by a panel of persons as specified in paragraph (2) or (3) as appropriate, appointed by the appropriate authority.

(2) For a misconduct meeting, those persons are—

(a)the chair of the police authority for the police force concerned, or another member of that police authority nominated by him, who shall chair the meeting; and

(b)HMCIC or an inspector of constabulary nominated by him.

(3) For a misconduct hearing, those persons are—

(a)a barrister selected by the appropriate authority from a list of candidates nominated by the Secretary of State for the purposes of these Regulations, who shall be the chair;

(b)the chair of the police authority for the police force concerned, or another member of that police authority nominated by him;

(c)HMCIC or an inspector of constabulary nominated by him; and

(d)a person selected by the appropriate authority from a list of candidates maintained by a police authority for the purposes of these Regulations.

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