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Police (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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  1. Introductory Text


    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation


    1. The Independent Commission for Police Complaints for Northern Ireland

      1. 3.Establishment of Commission

    2. Handling of complaints, etc.

      1. 4.Preliminary handling of complaints by Chief Constable

      2. 5.Investigation of complaints against officers, other than senior officers

      3. 6.Investigation of complaints against senior officers

      4. 7.Reference of complaints to Commission

      5. 8.Reference of other matters to Commission

      6. 9.Supervision of investigations by Commission

      7. 10.Steps to be taken after investigation

      8. 11.Steps to be taken where accused has admitted charges

      9. 12.Powers of Commission to direct reference of reports, etc. to Director of Public Prosecutions

      10. 13.Powers of Commission as to disciplinary charges

      11. 14.Disciplinary tribunals

      12. 15.Information as to manner of dealing with complaints, etc.

      13. 16.Constabularies not maintained by Police Authority

      14. 17.Reports

      15. 18.Restriction on disclosure of information

      16. 19.Regulations


    1. 20.Discipline regulations for reserve constables

    2. 21.Representation at disciplinary proceedings


    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 22.Restrictions on subsequent proceedings

      2. 23.Guidelines concerning discipline, complaints, etc.

      3. 24.Constitution and proceedings of Police Association

      4. 25.Complaints against traffic wardens

    2. Supplementary

      1. 26.Amendment

      2. Article 27—Repeals


    1. SCHEDULE 1



        1. Constitution of the Commission

          1. 1.(1) The Commission shall consist of a chairman, two deputy...

        2. Incorporation and status of the Commission

          1. 2.(1) The Commission shall be a body corporate to which...

        3. Members

          1. 3.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule, a...

          2. 4.The Secretary of State may pay, or make such payments...

          3. 5.Where a person ceases to hold such an office otherwise...

          4. 6.In part II of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland...

        4. Staff

          1. 7.(1) The Commission may, after consultation with the Secretary of...

          2. 8.(1) Employment by the Commission shall be included among the...

          3. 9.The Employers' Liability (Defective Equipment and Compulsory Insurance) (Northern Ireland)...

        5. Proceedings

          1. 10.(1) Subject to the provisions of this Order, the arrangements...

          2. 11.The validity of any proceedings of the Commission shall not...

        6. Finance

          1. 12.The Secretary of State shall pay to the Commission expenses...

          2. 13.(1) It shall be the duty of the Commission—


        1. Interpretation

          1. 14.In this part— “the appointed day” means the day appointed...

        2. Information received by Police Complaints Board for Northern Ireland

          1. 15.(1) No information received by the Board in connection with...

        3. Transfer of staff

          1. 16.(1) On the appointed day there shall be transferred to...

        4. Transfer of property, rights and liabilities

          1. 17.(1) On the appointed day all property, rights and liabilities...

        5. Proceedings

          1. 18.Proceedings in any court to which the Board is a...

        6. Payments to former members of Police Complaints Board for Northern Ireland

          1. 19.Where a person— (a) ceases to be a member of...

        7. General

          1. 20.An order under Article 1(2) may make such other transitional...

      1. Schedule 2—Repeals

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