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Police (Northern Ireland) Order 1987


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Title and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Police (Northern Ireland) Order 1987.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on such day or days as the Secretary of State may by order appoint.


2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland)[1954 c. 33 (N.I.)] 1954 shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

  • “the appropriate authority” means—


    in relation to a senior officer, the Police Authority;


    in relation to any other member of the police force, the Chief Constable;

  • “the Commission” means the Independent Commission for Police Complaints for Northern Ireland established by Article 3;

  • “complaint” means any complaint about the conduct of a member of the police force which is submitted by, or on behalf of, a member of the public;

  • “complainant” means the person by or on behalf of whom a complaint is submitted;

  • “the principal Act” means the Police Act (Northern Ireland)[1970 c. 9 (N.I.)] 1970.

(3) Any word or expression given a meaning for the purposes of the principal Act has the same meaning in this Order as in that Act.

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