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Police Service Act 2003 (No. 75 of 2003)
Requested:  25 Oct 2014
Consolidated as at:  21 Feb 2012

30. Termination or demotion of commissioned police officers

      (1) The Commissioner may recommend to the Minister that the appointment of a commissioned police officer as a police officer be terminated or that the commissioned police officer be demoted if the Commissioner does not have confidence in that police officer's suitability to continue as a police officer or at his or her rank having regard to –

(a) the police officer's competence, integrity, performance or conduct; or

(b) the loss of community confidence in the Police Service if the police officer were to continue as a police officer or at his or her rank.

      (2) If the Minister accepts the Commissioner's recommendation in respect of a commissioned police officer, the Minister is to recommend to the Governor that his or her appointment as a police officer be terminated or that the commissioned police officer be demoted, as appropriate.

      (3) The Governor, on receipt of the Minister's recommendation under subsection (2), may terminate the appointment of the commissioned police officer as a police officer or demote the commissioned police officer, as appropriate.

      (4) The Commissioner, by notice served on the commissioned police officer, must notify the commissioned police officer of the termination or demotion.

      (5) The Minister may recommend to the Governor that the appointment of the Commissioner as a police officer be terminated if satisfied that the Commissioner is not suitable to continue as Commissioner having regard to –

(a) the Commissioner's competence, integrity, performance or conduct; or

(b) the loss of community confidence in the Police Service if the Commissioner were to continue as Commissioner.

      (6) The Governor, on receipt of the Minister's recommendation under subsection (5), may terminate the appointment of the Commissioner as a police officer.

      (7) The Minister, by notice served on the Commissioner, must notify the Commissioner of the termination.



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