Police Authority (Amendment) Regulations 2012 come into force

Implementation date: 1 April 2012

The Regulations extend the terms of office of independent members of police authorities pending the abolition of those authorities by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. They also replace the requirement to publish notices in a minimum of two newspapers, conveying specified information about any vacancy among the independent members of a police authority, with a requirement to advertise the vacancy in such manner as the authority’s selection panel thinks fit. The Regulations can be viewed on the UK legislation website.