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Regulation 2

SCHEDULE 1TRANSITIONAL MODIFICATIONS TO OLD REGULATIONS

PART 1The Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008

1.  Subject to paragraph 2, the modifications to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008 (“the 2008 Regulations”) in this Part have effect in every case to which those Regulations continue to apply.

2.  The modifications in paragraphs 5 and 6 do not have effect in a case in which any person was appointed before 22nd November 2012 to conduct misconduct proceedings under regulation 26, 26A or 27, or to conduct a special case hearing under regulation 47, 47A or 48, and the proceedings or hearing have not been completed by that date.

3.  In regulation 3(1)—

(a)after the definition of “the Performance Regulations”, insert the definition of “acting chief officer” which appears in regulation 3(1) of these Regulations;

(b)for the definition of “appropriate authority” and “police staff member” substitute the definitions which appear in regulation 3(1) of these Regulations.

4.  In regulation 25(4)(c), for “police authority or the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime” substitute “local policing body”.

5.  Omit regulations 26, 27, 47 and 48.

6.  In regulations 26A, 34, 34A, 35, 36, 47A, 54, 54A, 55 and 56 omit the words “of the Metropolitan Police Force” wherever they appear.

7.  In regulation 26A(2)(c), for “police authority or the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime” substitute “local policing body”.

8.  In regulation 47A(2)(c), for “police authority or the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime” substitute “local policing body”.

9.  In regulation 58(2), for “the police authority of the police force concerned or, in the case of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime” substitute “the local policing body for the police force concerned”.

PART 2The Police (Conduct) Regulations 2004

10.—(1) The following modifications to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2004 have effect in every case where those Regulations continue to apply.

11.  In regulation 3(1)—

(a)before the definition of “appropriate authority” insert the definition of “acting chief officer” which appears in regulation 3(1) of these Regulations;

(b)for the definition of “appropriate authority” substitute the definition which appears in regulation 3(1) of these Regulations.

12.  In regulation 5—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a), for “police authority or, in the case of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime” substitute “local policing body”;

(b)in paragraph (2), for “police authority, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime” substitute “local policing body”.

13.  In regulation 19(5), for “by the police authority for the force concerned or by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime from a list of candidates maintained by that authority or Office” substitute “by the local policing body for the force concerned from a list of candidates maintained by that body”.

Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 2STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOUR

  • Honesty and Integrity

    Police officers are honest, act with integrity and do not compromise or abuse their position.

  • Authority, Respect and Courtesy

    Police officers act with self-control and tolerance, treating members of the public and colleagues with respect and courtesy.

    Police officers do not abuse their powers or authority and respect the rights of all individuals.

  • Equality and Diversity

    Police officers act with fairness and impartiality. They do not discriminate unlawfully or unfairly.

  • Use of Force

    Police officers only use force to the extent that it is necessary, proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances.

  • Orders and Instructions

    Police officers only give and carry out lawful orders and instructions.

    Police officers abide by police regulations, force policies and lawful orders.

  • Duties and Responsibilities

    Police officers are diligent in the exercise of their duties and responsibilities.

  • Confidentiality

    Police officers treat information with respect and access or disclose it only in the proper course of police duties.

  • Fitness for Duty

    Police officers when on duty or presenting themselves for duty are fit to carry out their responsibilities.

  • Discreditable Conduct

    Police officers behave in a manner which does not discredit the police service or undermine public confidence in it, whether on or off duty.

    Police officers report any action taken against them for a criminal offence, any conditions imposed on them by a court or the receipt of any penalty notice.

  • Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct

    Police officers report, challenge or take action against the conduct of colleagues which has fallen below the Standards of Professional Behaviour.

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