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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Powers of the Secretary of State

    1. 1. National Policing Plan

    2. 2. Codes of practice for chief officers

    3. 3. Powers to require inspection and report

    4. 4. Directions to police authorities

    5. 5. Directions as to action plans

    6. 6. Regulation of equipment

    7. 7. Regulation of procedures and practices

    8. 8. Equivalent provision for NCIS and NCS

  3. Part 2 Complaints and Misconduct

    1. The Independent Office for Police Conduct

      1. 9.The Independent Office for Police Conduct

      2. 10. General functions of the Director General

      3. 10A.General functions of the Office

      4. 10B.Efficiency etc in exercise of functions

      5. 10C.Strategy for exercise of functions

      6. 10D.Code of practice

      7. 11. Reports to the Secretary of State

    2. Application of Part 2

      1. 12. Complaints, matters and persons to which Part 2 applies

    3. Handling of complaints , conduct matters and DSI matters etc.

      1. 13. Handling of complaints, conduct matters and DSI matters etc.

      2. 13A.Local policing bodies: functions in relation to complaints

      3. 13B.Power of the Director General to require re-investigation

      4. 14. Direction and control matters

    4. Co-operation, assistance and information

      1. 15. General duties of local policing bodies, chief officers and inspectors

      2. 16. Payment for assistance with investigations

      3. 16A.Investigations: National Policing Improvement Agency involvement

      4. 17. Provision of information to the Director General

      5. 18. Inspections of police premises on behalf of the Director General

      6. 19. Use of investigatory powers by or on behalf of the Director General

      7. 20. Duty to keep the complainant informed

      8. 21. Duty to provide information for other persons

      9. 21A.Restriction on disclosure of sensitive information

      10. 21B.Provision of sensitive information to the Director General and certain investigators

    5. Guidance and regulations

      1. 22. Power of the Director General to issue guidance

      2. 23. Regulations

      3. 24. Consultation on regulations

    6. Conduct of persons in other forms of police service

      1. 25. NCIS and NCS

      2. 26. Forces maintained otherwise than by local policing bodies

      3. 26A.Serious Organised Crime Agency

      4. 26B.National Policing Improvement Agency

      5. 26BA.College of Policing

      6. 26C.The National Crime Agency

      7. 26D.Labour abuse prevention officers

      8. 26E.Food crime officers

      9. 27. Conduct of the Office's staff

    7. Transitional provisions

      1. 28. Transitional arrangements connected with establishing the Commission etc.

      2. 28A.Application of Part 2 to old cases

    8. Interpretation of Part 2

      1. 29. Interpretation of Part 2

  4. Part 2A Super-complaints

    1. 29A.Power to make super-complaints

    2. 29B.Bodies who may make super-complaints

    3. 29C.Regulations about super-complaints

  5. Part 2B Investigation of concerns raised by whistle-blowers

    1. 29D.Power to investigate concerns raised by whistle-blowers

    2. 29E. Director General's powers and duties on decision not to investigate

    3. 29F.Special provision for “conduct matters”

    4. 29G.Special provision for “DSI matters”

    5. 29H. Director General's powers and duties where whistle-blower is deceased

    6. 29I.Duty to keep whistle-blowers informed

    7. 29J.Protection of anonymity of whistle-blowers

    8. 29K.Other restrictions on disclosure of information

    9. 29L.Application of provisions of Part 2

    10. 29M.Regulation-making powers: consultation

    11. 29N.Interpretation

  6. Part 3 Removal, suspension and disciplining of police officers

    1. Removal and suspension of senior officers

      1. 30. Resignation in the interests of efficiency and effectiveness

      2. 31. Procedural requirements for removal of senior officers

      3. 32. Suspension of senior officers

      4. 33. Removal etc. of senior officers at the instance of the Secretary of State

      5. 34. Regulations concerning procedure for removal of senior officers

    2. Disciplinary proceedings and protected disclosures

      1. 35. Disciplinary regulations for special constables

      2. 36. Conduct of disciplinary proceedings

      3. 37. Protected disclosures by police officers

  7. Part 4 Police powers etc.

    1. Chapter 1 Exercise of police powers etc. by civilians

      1. 38. Police powers for civilian staff and volunteers

      2. 38A.Standard powers and duties of community support officers

      3. 38B.Police powers for civilian employees under collaboration agreements

      4. 38C.Designations under section 38B: supplementary provision

      5. 39. Police powers for contracted-out staff

      6. 40. Community safety accreditation schemes

      7. 41. Accreditation under community safety accreditation schemes

      8. 41A.Accreditation of weights and measures inspectors

      9. 41B.Power to apply accreditation provisions

      10. 42. Supplementary provisions relating to designations and accreditations

      11. 43. Railway safety accreditation scheme

      12. 44. Removal of restriction on powers conferred on traffic wardens

      13. 45. Code of practice relating to chief officers’ powers under Chapter 1

      14. 46. Offences against designated and accredited persons etc.

      15. 47. Interpretation of Chapter 1

    2. Chapter 2 Provisions modifying and supplementing police powers

      1. Powers of arrest

        1. 48. Offences for which a person may be arrested without a warrant

        2. 49. Power of arrest in relation to failure to stop a vehicle

      2. Power to require name and address

        1. 50.Persons engaging in anti-social behaviour

      3. Persons in police detention

        1. 51. Independent custody visitors for places of detention

        2. 52. Detention reviews for detained persons who are asleep

        3. 53. Persons suspected of offences connected with transport systems

      4. Blood specimens

        1. 54. Persons authorised to take intimate samples from persons in police detention

        2. 55. Extension of role of health care professionals

        3. 56. Specimens taken from persons incapable of consenting

        4. 57. Use of specimens taken from persons incapable of consenting

        5. 58. Equivalent provision for offences connected with transport systems

      5. Seizure of motor vehicles

        1. 59. Vehicles used in manner causing alarm, distress or annoyance

        2. 60. Retention etc. of vehicles seized under section 59

      6. Anti-social behaviour

        1. 61. Anti-social behaviour orders

        2. 62. Power of Secretary of State to add to relevant authorities

        3. 63. Orders in county court proceedings

        4. 64. Orders on conviction in criminal proceedings

        5. 65. Interim orders

        6. 66. Consultation requirements

      7. Sex offenders

        1. 67. Sex offenders: England and Wales

        2. 68. Interim orders for sex offenders: England and Wales

        3. 69. Sex offender orders made in Scotland or Northern Ireland

        4. 70. Sex offenders: Scotland

        5. 71. Sex offender orders made in England and Wales or Northern Ireland

        6. 72. Sex offenders: Northern Ireland

        7. 73. Interim orders for sex offenders: Northern Ireland

        8. 74. Sex offender orders made in England and Wales or Scotland

      8. The British Transport Police

        1. 75. Removal of truants to designated places

        2. 76. Amendments to Part 3 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988

      9. Property in possession of NCS

        1. 77. Application of the Police (Property) Act 1897 to NCS

  8. Part 5 The Ministry of Defence Police

    1. 78. Ministry of Defence police serving with other forces

    2. 79. Disciplinary matters

    3. 80. Functions of inspectors of constabulary

    4. 81. Exemptions from firearms legislation

  9. Part 6 Miscellaneous

    1. Appointment and attestation of police officers etc.

      1. 82. Nationality requirements applicable to police officers etc.

      2. 83. Attestation of constables

      3. 84. Delegation of functions in relation to senior appointments

      4. 85. Director General of NCIS

      5. 86. Police members of NCIS

      6. 87. Police members of NCS

      7. 88. Regulations for NCIS

      8. 89. Regulations for NCS

      9. 90. Supplementary provisions about police membership of NCIS

      10. 91. Supplementary provisions about police membership of NCS

    2. Bodies with functions in relation to the police

      1. 92. Police authorities to produce three-year strategy plans

      2. 93. Quorum for the Service Authorities under the 1997 Act

      3. 94. Expenses of members of police authorities etc.

      4. 95. Duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

      5. 96. President of ACPO

      6. 97. Crime and disorder reduction partnerships

      7. 98. Secretary of State’s functions in relation to strategies

      8. 99. Power to modify functions and structure of PITO

      9. 100. Metropolitan Police Authority housing

      10. 101. Provision of goods and services by police authorities

    3. Liability for unlawful acts of constables etc.

      1. 102. Liability for wrongful acts of constables etc.

    4. International joint investigation teams

      1. 103. Liability in respect of members of teams

      2. 104. Assaults on members of teams

  10. Part 7 Supplemental

    1. 105. Powers of Secretary of State to make orders and regulations

    2. 106. General interpretation

    3. 107. Consequential amendments and repeals

    4. 108. Short title, commencement and extent

  11. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. 1.Introductory

      2. 2.Codes of Practice for Directors General

      3. 3.Directions to Service Authorities

      4. 4.Directions as to action plans

      5. 5.Procedure for giving directions

      6. 6.National Crime Squad equipment

      7. 7.Procedures and practices of the National Crime Squad

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      The Independent Office for Police Conduct

      1. 1.Director General

      2. 1A.Appointment of members

      3. 1B.(1) The employee members of the Office are to be...

      4. 2.Terms of appointment etc: non-executive members

      5. 2A.Terms of appointment etc: employee members

      6. 3.Deputy Chairmen

      7. 3A.Director General: vacancy or incapacity

      8. 4.Remuneration, pensions etc. of members

      9. 5.The Chief Executive

      10. 6.Staff

      11. 6A.Delegation of functions

      12. 7.Superannuation and insurance

      13. 7A.Liability for acts of the Director General

      14. 8.Liability for acts of seconded staff

      15. 9.Power ... to set up regional offices

      16. 10.Proceedings

      17. 11.The validity of any proceedings of the Office or of...

      18. 12.Authentication of the Office's seal

      19. 13.Evidence of documents

      20. 14.Payments by the Secretary of State

      21. 15.Other receipts by the Office

      22. 16.Borrowing

      23. 17.Accounts

      24. 18.Financial year of the Office

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Handling of Complaints and Conduct matters etc.

      1. Part 1 Handling of complaints

        1. Duties to preserve evidence relating to complaints

          1. 1.(1) Where a complaint is made about the conduct of...

        2. Initial handling and recording of complaints

          1. 2.(1) Where a complaint is made to the Director General...

        3. ...

          1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where anything which is or purports...

        4. Reference of complaints to the Director General

          1. 4.(1) It shall be the duty of the appropriate authority...

        5. Power of Director General to treat complaint as having been referred

          1. 4A.(1) The Director General may treat a complaint that comes...

        6. Duties of Director General on references under paragraph 4

          1. 5.(1) It shall be the duty of the Director General...

        7. Handling of complaints by the appropriate authority

          1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies where a complaint has been recorded...

        8. Reviews relating to complaints dealt with other than by investigation

          1. 6A.(1) This paragraph applies where a complaint is handled by...

        9. ...

          1. 7.(1) If, in a case in which paragraph (6) applies,...

        10. ...

          1. 8.(1) The arrangements made by the appropriate authority for subjecting...

        11. ...

          1. 8A.(1) The complainant shall have a right of appeal to...

      2. Part 2 Handling of conduct matters

        1. Conduct matters arising in civil proceedings

          1. 10.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a local policing body...

        2. Recording etc. of conduct matters in other cases

          1. 11.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a conduct matter comes...

        3. Duties to preserve evidence relating to conduct matters

          1. 12.(1) Where a recordable conduct matter that relates to the...

        4. Reference of conduct matters to the Director General

          1. 13.(1) It shall be the duty of a local policing...

        5. Power of Director General to treat conduct matter as having been referred

          1. 13A.(1) The Director General may treat a conduct matter that...

        6. Duties of Director General on references under paragraph 13

          1. 14.(1) It shall be the duty of the Director General,...

      3. Part 2A handling of death and serious injury (DSI) matters

        1. Duty to record DSI matters

          1. 14A.(1) Where a DSI matter comes to the attention of...

        2. Duty to preserve evidence relating to DSI matters

          1. 14B.(1) Where— (a) a DSI matter comes to the attention...

        3. Reference of DSI matters to the Director General

          1. 14C.(1) It shall be the duty of the appropriate authority...

        4. Power of Director General to treat DSI matter as having been referred

          1. 14CA.(1) The Director General may treat a DSI matter that...

        5. Duties of Director General on references under paragraph 14C

          1. 14D.(1) It shall be the duty of the Director General...

      4. Part 3 Investigations and subsequent proceedings

        1. Power of the Director General to determine the form of an investigation

          1. 15.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a complaint , recordable...

        2. Investigations by the appropriate authority on its own behalf

          1. 16.(A1) This paragraph applies if the appropriate authority, acting in...

        3. ...

          1. 17.(1) This paragraph applies where the Commission has determined that...

        4. Investigations directed by the Director General

          1. 18.(1) This paragraph applies where the Director General has determined...

        5. Investigations by the Director General ...

          1. 19.(1) This paragraph applies where the Director General has determined...

        6. Investigations by the Director General: power to serve information notice

          1. 19ZA.(1) The Director General may serve upon any person an...

        7. Failure to comply with information notice

          1. 19ZB.(1) If a person who has received an information notice—...

        8. Appeals against information notices

          1. 19ZC.(1) A person on whom an information notice is served...

        9. Sensitive information: restriction on further disclosure

          1. 19ZD.. . . . . . . . . ....

        10. Investigations by the Director General: power of seizure

          1. 19ZE.(1) The powers conferred by this paragraph are exercisable by...

        11. Further provision about seizure under paragraph 19ZE

          1. 19ZF.(1) This paragraph applies where a designated person seizes anything...

        12. Investigations by the Director General: power of retention

          1. 19ZG.(1) This paragraph applies to anything which, for the purposes...

        13. Further provision about things retained under paragraph 19ZG

          1. 19ZH.(1) This paragraph applies to anything which—

        14. Special procedure where investigation relates to police officer or special constable

          1. 19A.(1) This paragraph applies to an investigation where condition A,...

        15. Assessment of seriousness of conduct under investigation

          1. 19B.(1) If, during the course of an investigation of a...

        16. Duty to consider submissions from person whose conduct is being investigated

          1. 19C.(1) This paragraph applies to— (a) an investigation of a...

        17. Interview of person whose conduct is being investigated

          1. 19D.(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision...

        18. Duty to provide certain information to appropriate authority

          1. 19E.(1) This paragraph applies during the course of an investigation...

        19. Interview of persons serving with the police etc during certain investigations

          1. 19F.(1) This paragraph applies to an investigation of a complaint,...

        20. Restrictions on proceedings pending the conclusion of an investigation

          1. 20.(1) No criminal or disciplinary proceedings shall be brought in...

        21. Accelerated procedure in special cases

          1. 20A.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) at any time before...

        22. Investigations managed or carried out by Commission: action by appropriate authority

          1. 20B.(1) This paragraph applies where — (a) a statement and...

        23. Investigations managed or carried out by Commission: action by Commission

          1. 20C.(1) On receipt of a notification under paragraph 20B(6), the...

        24. Investigations managed or carried out by Commission: action by Commission

          1. 20D.(1) On receipt of a memorandum under paragraph 20B(7), the...

        25. Other investigations: action by appropriate authority

          1. 20E.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a statement and a...

        26. Other investigations: action by appropriate authority

          1. 20F.(1) If the appropriate authority certifies a case under paragraph...

        27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

          1. 20G.. . . . . . . . . ....

        28. Special cases: recommendation or direction of Commission

          1. 20H.(1) Where the appropriate authority has submitted, or is required...

        29. Special cases: recommendation or direction of Commission

          1. 20I.(1) Where— (a) the Commission makes a recommendation under paragraph...

        30. ...

          1. 21.(1) The Commission may by order require the discontinuance of...

        31. Procedure where conduct matter is revealed during investigation of DSI matter

          1. 21A.(1) If during the course of an investigation of a...

        32. Final reports on investigations: complaints, conduct matters and certain DSI matters

          1. 22.(1) This paragraph applies on the completion of an investigation...

        33. Action by the Director General in relation to an investigation report under paragraph 22

          1. 23.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a report on an...

        34. Action by the appropriate authority in response to an investigation report under paragraph 22

          1. 24.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a report of an...

        35. Final reports on investigations: other DSI matters

          1. 24A.(1) This paragraph applies on the completion of an investigation...

        36. Action by the Director General in relation to an investigation report under paragraph 24A

          1. 24B.(1) If the Director General determines under paragraph 24A(4) that...

          2. 24C.(1) This paragraph applies where the Director General determines under...

        37. Reviews ... with respect to an investigation

          1. 25.(1) This paragraph applies where a complaint has been subjected...

        38. Information for complainant about disciplinary recommendations

          1. 25A.(1) This paragraph applies where, on the review of the...

        39. Re-investigations following a review

          1. 26.(1) On a review under paragraph 25(8)(a) of the findings...

        40. Duties with respect to disciplinary proceedings etc

          1. 27.(1) This paragraph applies where, in the case of any...

        41. Information for complainant about disciplinary recommendations

          1. 28.. . . . . . . . . ....

        42. Recommendations by the Director General or a local policing body

          1. 28ZA.(1) A recommendation under this paragraph (for the purposes of...

        43. Recommendations by the Director General

          1. 28A.(1) This paragraph applies where the Director General has received...

        44. Response to recommendation

          1. 28B.(1) A person to whom a recommendation under paragraph 28A...

        45. Minor definitions

          1. 29.In this Part of this Schedule— ... “ gross misconduct...

        46. Reviews: the relevant review body

          1. 30.(1) The relevant review body in relation to a review...

          2. 31.(1) This paragraph applies in a case where—

          3. 32.(1) This paragraph applies in a case where—

    4. SCHEDULE 3A

      Whistle-blowing investigations: procedure

      1. Designation of persons to take part in investigation

        1. 1.(1) Paragraph 19(1), (2) , (2A) and (4) to (8)...

      2. Protection of anonymity

        1. 2.(1) The person in charge of an investigation under section...

      3. Powers to obtain information etc

        1. 3.Paragraphs 19ZA to 19ZC of Schedule 3 apply in relation...

      4. Procedure where conduct matter is revealed during investigation

        1. 4.(1) If, during the course of an investigation under section...

      5. Procedure where DSI matter is revealed during investigation

        1. 5.(1) If, during the course of an investigation under section...

      6. Conclusion of investigation

        1. 6.(1) When an investigation under section 29D(1) is concluded, the...

      7. Power of Director General to make recommendations

        1. 7.(1) On receipt of a report under paragraph 6 (1)...

    5. SCHEDULE 3B

      Designations under section 38

      1. Part 1 Excluded powers and duties of constables

        1. 1.Any power or duty of a constable to make an...

        2. 2.Any power or duty of a constable to stop and...

        3. 3.The power of a constable, under section 36(4) of the...

        4. 3A.The power of a constable, under section 55(6) of the...

        5. 4.Any power that is exercisable only by a constable of...

        6. 5.Any power of a constable under— (a) the Terrorism Act...

        7. 6.Any power of a constable under the Official Secrets Acts...

        8. 7.The power of a constable to make an application on...

      2. Part 2 Application of legislation

        1. 8.(1) Where a power or duty of a constable is...

    6. SCHEDULE 3C

      Designations under section 38: additional powers and duties

      1. Introduction

        1. 1.(1) The designation of a person under section 38 as...

      2. Powers to issue fixed penalty notices

        1. 2.(1) A CSO or CSV has the power of an...

      3. Powers to require names and addresses

        1. 3.(1) A CSO or CSV may require a person to...

      4. Powers to search for and seize alcohol and tobacco

        1. 4.(1) A CSO or CSV may search a person for...

      5. Powers to seize and detain: controlled drugs

        1. 5.(1) A CSO or CSV may exercise the powers conferred...

      6. Powers to seize and detain: psychoactive substances

        1. 6.(1) A CSO or CSV may exercise the powers conferred...

      7. Powers to detain pending arrival of a constable etc

        1. 7.(1) A CSO or CSV may require a person to...

      8. Powers to search etc individuals detained under paragraph 7

        1. 8.(1) A CSO or CSV may exercise the powers set...

      9. Persons detained under paragraph 7: park trading offences

        1. 9.(1) If a CSO or CSV reasonably suspects that a...

      10. Road traffic

        1. 10.A CSO or CSV has in the relevant police area...

      11. Power to use reasonable force

        1. 11.A CSO or CSV has power to use reasonable force—...

    7. SCHEDULE 4

      Powers exercisable by contracted-out staff

      1. Part 1 Community Support Officers

        1. 1.Powers to issue fixed penalty notices

        2. 1ZA.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 1ZB.Power to issue community protection notices

        4. 1A.Power to require name and address

        5. 2.Power to detain etc.

        6. 2A.Powers to search individuals and to seize and retain items

        7. 2B.General power of seizure

        8. 3.Power to require name and address of person acting in an anti-social manner

        9. 3A.Power to require name and address: road traffic offences

        10. 3B.Power to require name and address etc: charity collectors

        11. 4.Power to use reasonable force to detain person

        12. 4ZA.. . . . . . . . . ....

        13. 4ZB.. . . . . . . . . ....

        14. 4A.Power to disperse groups and remove young persons to their place of residence

        15. 4AB.. . . . . . . . . ....

        16. 4B.Power to disperse groups and remove young persons to their place of residence

        17. 4C.Power to remove truants and excluded pupils to designated premises etc.

        18. 5.Alcohol consumption in restricted areas

        19. 5A.Power to serve closure notice for licensed premises persistently selling to children

        20. 6.Confiscation of alcohol

        21. 7.Confiscation of tobacco etc.

        22. 7A.Search and seizure powers: alcohol and tobacco

        23. 7B.Powers to seize and detain: controlled drugs

        24. 7C.Powers to seize and detain: controlled drugs

        25. 7D.Park Trading offences

        26. 7E.Powers to seize and detain: psychoactive substances

        27. 7F.. . . . . . . . . ....

        28. 8.Entry to save life or limb or prevent serious damage to property

        29. 8A.Entry to investigate licensing offences

        30. 9.Seizure of vehicles used to cause alarm etc.

        31. 10.Abandoned vehicles

        32. 11.Power to stop vehicle for testing

        33. 11A.Power to stop cycles

        34. 11B.Power to control traffic for purposes other than escorting a load of exceptional dimensions

        35. 12.Power to control traffic for purposes of escorting a load of exceptional dimensions

        36. 13.Carrying out of road checks

        37. 13A.Power to place traffic signs

        38. 14.Cordoned areas

        39. 15.Power to stop and search vehicles etc. in authorised areas

        40. 15ZA.Photographing of persons arrested, detained or given fixed penalty notices

        41. 15A.Power to modify paragraph 1(2A)

      2. Part 2 Investigating Officers

        1. 16.Search warrants

        2. 16A.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 16B.. . . . . . . . . ....

        4. 17.Access to excluded and special procedure material

        5. 18.Entry and search after arrest

        6. 18A.Entry and search for evidence of nationality after arrest

        7. 19.General power of seizure

        8. 20.Access and copying in the case of things seized by constables

        9. 21.Arrest at a police station for another offence

        10. 22.Power to transfer persons into custody of investigating officers

        11. 22A.Powers in respect of detained persons

        12. 23.Power to require arrested person to account for certain matters

        13. 24.Extended powers of seizure

        14. 24A.Persons accompanying investigating officers

      3. Part 3 Detention Officers

        1. 25.Attendance at police station for fingerprinting

        2. 26.Non-intimate searches of detained persons

        3. 27.Searches and examinations to ascertain identity

        4. 27A.Searches of persons answering to live link bail

        5. 28.Intimate searches of detained persons

        6. 29.Fingerprinting without consent

        7. 30.Warnings about intimate samples

        8. 31.Non-intimate samples

        9. 32.Attendance at police station for the taking of a sample

        10. 33.Photographing persons in police detention

        11. 33A.Taking of impressions of footwear

        12. 33B.Powers in respect of detained persons

        13. 33C.Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, he...

        14. 33D.Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, he...

      4. Part 4 Escort Officers

        1. 34.Power to take an arrested person to a police station

        2. 35.Escort of persons in police detention

      5. Part 4A

        1. 35A.Exercise of functions of custody officers

        2. 35B.Powers in respect of detained persons

        3. 35C.Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, he...

      6. Part 5 Interpretation of Schedule

        1. 36.(1) In this Schedule “the relevant police area”—

    8. SCHEDULE 5

      Powers exercisable by accredited persons

      1. 1.Power to issue fixed penalty notices

      2. 1A.(1) This paragraph applies to an accredited person whose accreditation...

      3. 2.Power to require giving of name and address

      4. 3.Power to require name and address of person engaging in anti-social behaviour

      5. 3A.Power to require name and address: road traffic offences

      6. 4.Alcohol consumption in designated public places

      7. 5.Confiscation of alcohol

      8. 6.Confiscation of tobacco etc.

      9. 7.Abandoned vehicles

      10. 8.Power to stop vehicle for testing

      11. 8A.Power to stop cycles

      12. 8B.Power to control traffic for purposes other than escorting a load of exceptional dimensions

      13. 9.Power to control traffic for purposes of escorting a load of exceptional dimensions

      14. 9ZA.Photographing of persons given fixed penalty notices

      15. 9A.Power to modify paragraph 1(2A)

      16. 10.Meaning of “relevant police area”

    9. SCHEDULE 5A

      Powers exercisable by accredited inspectors

      1. 1.Power to issue fixed penalty notices

      2. 2.Power to require giving of name and address

      3. 3.Photographing of persons given fixed penalty notices

      4. 4.Interpretation

    10. SCHEDULE 6

    11. SCHEDULE 7

      Minor and Consequential Amendments

      1. 1.Police (Scotland) Act 1967

      2. 2.Superannuation Act 1972

      3. 3.Juries Act 1974

      4. 4.Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

      5. 5.House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

      6. 6.Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975

      7. 7.The Police Pensions Act 1976

      8. 8.Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978

      9. 9.The 1984 Act

      10. 10.Prosecution of Offences Act 1985

      11. 11.Road Traffic Act 1988

      12. 12.In section 183(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (application...

      13. 13.Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990

      14. 14.The 1996 Act

      15. 15.In section 54 of the 1996 Act (appointment and functions...

      16. 16.(1) Section 62 of that Act (consultation on terms and...

      17. 17.In section 63(3) of that Act (consultation with Police Advisory...

      18. 18.In section 87 of that Act (guidance concerning disciplinary proceedings),...

      19. 19.(1) In subsection (1) of section 97 of that Act...

      20. 20.Justices of the Peace Act 1997

      21. 21.The 1997 Act

      22. 22.Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998

      23. 23.Freedom of Information Act 2000

      24. 24.Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

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