SCHEDULE 2Membership of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency

The Deputy Director General

2(1)The first Deputy Director General of the Agency is to be the person who, immediately before the coming into force of this paragraph, is the Deputy Director of the old Agency.

(2)The first Deputy Director General holds office as Deputy Director General until the term of appointment as Deputy Director of the old Agency would have ended.

(3)Each subsequent Deputy Director General—

(a)is to be appointed by the Authority; and

(b)holds office for a term of 3 years.

(4)The Authority may extend the Deputy Director General’s term of office by a single period not exceeding 3 years.

(5)A person is disqualified from appointment, and from holding office, as Deputy Director General if that person is a member of the Authority.

(6)A person may be appointed as Deputy Director General only if the person satisfies any requirements that the Scottish Ministers may specify in regulations and—

(a)holds the rank of assistant chief constable in a police force; or

(b)is eligible to apply for a post of that rank.

(7)Despite section 5(3) of the 1967 Act, a person referred to in sub-paragraph (6)(b) who is appointed as Deputy Director General is, by virtue of the appointment, promoted to the rank of assistant chief constable.

(8)The Scottish Ministers may by order amend sub-paragraphs (6) and (7) so as to substitute for the rank for the time being specified there another rank.

(9)In sub-paragraphs (1) and (2), “the old Agency” has the meaning given by paragraph 1(1).