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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill (HL Bill 77)

(4) The appointment of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis is subject to

40regulations under section 50 of the Police Act 1996.

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44 Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

(1) The Metropolitan Police force has one Deputy Commissioner of Police of the

Metropolis.

(2) The Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis is to be appointed by

5Her Majesty by warrant under Her sign manual.

(3) A person holds office as the Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

at Her Majesty’s pleasure.

(4) Before recommending to Her Majesty that She appoint a person as the Deputy

Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, the Secretary of State must have

10regard to—

(a) any recommendations made by the Commissioner of Police of the

Metropolis, and

(b) any representations made by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and

Crime.

(5) 15The appointment of the Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis is

subject to regulations under section 50 of the Police Act 1996.

45 Functions of Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

(1) The Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis may exercise any or all

of the powers and duties of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis—

(a) 20during any absence, incapacity or suspension from duty of the

Commissioner,

(b) during any vacancy in the office of Commissioner, or

(c) at any other time, with the consent of the Commissioner.

(2) The Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis does not have power to

25act by virtue of subsection (1)(a) or (b) for a continuous period exceeding three

months, except with the consent of the Secretary of State.

(3) The Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has all the powers and

duties of an Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.

46 Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis

(1) 30The metropolitan police force must have one or more Assistant Commissioners

of Police of the Metropolis.

(2) The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis must consult the Mayor’s Office

for Policing and Crime before appointing a person as an Assistant

Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.

(3) 35The appointment of a person as an Assistant Commissioner of Police of the

Metropolis is subject to regulations under section 50 of the Police Act 1996.

(4) An Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis may exercise any of the

powers and duties of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis with the

consent of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.

(5) 40Subsection (4) is without prejudice to regulations under section 50 of the Police

Act 1996.