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Explanatory Memorandum to Policing (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

Articles 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7:  Designation of police support staff

10.Articles 3, 4, and 5 extend the range of powers and duties otherwise available to Police Officers by way of designation to Investigating Officers, Detention Officers and Escort Officers.

11.Articles 6 and 7 introduce two further categories of designated civilian, namely Staff Custody Officers and Police Community Support Officers and associated powers.

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