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Police Reform Act 2002

2002 CHAPTER 30

CONTENTS

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  1. 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

  2. Part 2

    Complaints and Misconduct

    1. The Independent Police Complaints Commission

      1. 9. The Independent Police Complaints Commission

      2. 10. General functions of the Commission

      3. 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 and conduct matters etc.

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

      2. 14. Direction and control matters

    4. Co-operation, assistance and information

      1. 15. General duties of police authorities, chief officers and inspectors

      2. 16. Payment for assistance with investigations

      3. 17. Provision of information to the Commission

      4. 18. Inspections of police premises on behalf of the Commission

      5. 19. Use of investigatory powers by or on behalf of the Commission

      6. 20. Duty to keep the complainant informed

      7. 21. Duty to provide information for other persons

    5. Guidance and regulations

      1. 22. Power of the Commission 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 police authorities

      3. 27. Conduct of the Commission’s staff

    7. Transitional provisions

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

    8. Interpretation of Part 2

      1. 29. Interpretation of Part 2

  3. 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

  4. Part 4

    Police powers etc.

    1. Chapter 1

      Exercise of police powers etc. by civilians

      1. 38. Police powers for police authority employees

      2. 39. Police powers for contracted-out staff

      3. 40. Community safety accreditation schemes

      4. 41. Accreditation under community safety accreditation schemes

      5. 42. Supplementary provisions relating to designations and accreditations

      6. 43. Railway safety accreditation scheme

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

      8. 45. Code of practice relating to chief officers' powers under Chapter 1

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

      10. 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 acting in an anti-social manner

      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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

    1. Schedule 1

      Powers of the Secretary of State in relation to NCIS and NCS

    2. Schedule 2

      The Independent Police Complaints Commission

    3. Schedule 3

      Handling of Complaints and Conduct matters etc.

      1. Part 1

        Handling of complaints

      2. Part 2

        Handling of conduct matters

      3. Part 3

        Investigations and subsequent proceedings

    4. Schedule 4

      Powers exercisable by police civilians

      1. Part 1

        Community Support Officers

      2. Part 2

        Investigating Officers

      3. Part 3

        Detention Officers

      4. Part 4

        Escort Officers

      5. Part 5

        Interpretation of Schedule

    5. Schedule 5

      Powers exercisable by accredited persons

    6. Schedule 6

      Specific offences which are arrestable offences

    7. Schedule 7

      Minor and Consequential Amendments

    8. Schedule 8

      Repeals

An Act to make new provision about the supervision, administration, functions and conduct of police forces, police officers and other persons serving with, or carrying out functions in relation to, the police; to amend police powers and to provide for the exercise of police powers by persons who are not police officers; to amend the law relating to anti-social behaviour orders; to amend the law relating to sex offender orders; and for connected purposes.

[24th July 2002]

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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