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Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006

Section 49 – Appointments of assistant inspectors of constabulary and staff officers

80.This section amends section 34 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 so as to remove the current restrictions on the appointment of staff officers to the inspectors of constabulary. At present, only constables from Scottish forces can be appointed as staff officers. The amendment makes clear that any person is eligible to be appointed and that these appointments will be made by the chief inspector of constabulary.

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