Officers and Councillors who abuse their positions of authority should be prosecuted under the Fraud Act 2006, a pension would then be proceeds of crime and not payable.








BROTHERHOOD - Police officers band together to protect each other and their chums in other local authorities. But, every once in a while a whistleblower or other turn of events reveals that there is corruption and that there has been a cover up.



The Police Act 1996 (c 16) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which defined the current police areas in England and Wales, constituted the current police authorities for those areas, and set out the relationship between the Home Secretary and the English and Welsh territorial police forces. It replaced the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994, which in turn had replaced the Police Act 1964.

Part I Organisation of Police Forces

Sections 1 to 35 concern the national and regional organisation of the police force, with slightly differently applicable rules inside and outside London.


Part II Central Supervision, Direction and Facilities

Sections 36 to 58 concern the functions of the Secretary of State in setting the Police force's objectives, handling budgets, and making more detailed regulations.


Part III Police Representative Institutions

Sections 59 to 64 concern the Police Federation of England and Wales and related rules. Section 64 contains the prohibition (in place since the Police Act 1919) on police becoming members of a trade union which can take strike action, under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.


The Police Federation was thought to be a substitute, given the potential for civil unrest that might develop if police stopped working to go on strike. This was thought to make the police exceptional, and as an alternative, a system of arbitration to resolve workplace disputes was instituted. The constitution of the Police Federation is set out in the amended Police Federation Regulations 1969.

Part IV Complaints, disciplinary proceedings etc.

Sections 65 to 88 concern the rules of the Police Complaints Authority, handling complaints made against the police, and procedures for disciplinary hearings and dismissal of officers.

Part V Miscellaneous and General

Section 89(1) creates the offence of assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty. On 13th September 2018, the Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 received Royal Assent.

This added a subsection which states any common assault and/or battery on an emergency services worker is also now indictable and therefore subject to a maximum of 12 months if tried on indictment



POLICE ACT 1996 - Part I Organisation of Police Forces

Police areas

1. Police areas.

Forces outside London

2. Maintenance of police forces.

3. Establishment of police authorities.

4. Membership of police authorities etc.

5. Reductions in size of police authorities.

The metropolitan police force

5A. Maintenance of the metropolitan police force.

5B. Establishment of the Metropolitan Police Authority.

5C. Membership etc of the Metropolitan Police Authority.

The metropolitan police and forces outside London

6. General functions of police authorities.

6ZA.Power to confer particular functions on police authorities

6A. Three-year strategy plans

7. Local policing objectives.

8. Local policing plans.

8A.Local policing summaries

9. Annual reports by police authorities.

9A. General functions of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.

9B. Appointment of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.

9C. Functions of Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.

9D. Appointment of Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.

9E. Removal of Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner.

9F. Assistant Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis.

9FA. Appointment and removal of Deputy Assistant Commissioners

9G. Commanders.

9H. Other members of the metropolitan police force.

10. General functions of chief constables.

11. Appointment and removal of chief constables.

11A. Appointment and removal of deputy chief constables

12. Assistant chief constables.

12A. Power of deputy to exercise functions of chief constable

13. Other members of police forces.

14. Police fund.

15. Civilian employees.

16. Appointment of clerk.

17. Appointment of persons not employed by police authorities.

18. Supply of goods and services.

19. Approval of decisions about precepts.

20. Questions on police matters at council meetings.

20A. Questions on metropolitan police matters at London Assembly meetings.

21. Application of certain provisions to police authorities.

General provisions

22. Reports by chief constables to police authorities.

23. Collaboration agreements.

24. Aid of one police force by another.

25. Provision of special services.

26. Provision of advice and assistance to international organisations etc.

27. Special constables.

28. Police cadets.

29. Attestation of constables.

30. Jurisdiction of constables.

31. Rewards for diligence.

Alteration of police areas

32. Power to alter police areas by order.

33. Objections to alterations proposed by Secretary of State.

34. Orders altering police areas: supplementary provisions.


35. The Scilly Isles.



Giles York chief constable of Sussex


Giles York is the chief constable of Sussex Police ....... taking over from a long chain of chief constables, including Paul Whitehouse, who was finally forced to resign after the Home Secretary insisted that he should go following the shooting of Jimmy Ashley by PC Chris Sherwood, and the cover up that ensued. But there are other cases of malicious prosecutions outstanding, where bias is demonstrable, but where so far the perpetrators have yet to face justice.



Part II Central Supervision, Direction and Facilities

Functions of Secretary of State

36. General duty of Secretary of State.

36A. National Policing Plan

37. Setting of objectives for police authorities.

37A.Setting of strategic priorities for police authorities

38. Setting of performance targets.

39. Codes of practice.

39A. Codes of practice for chief officers

40. Power to give directions to a police authority

41. Directions as to minimum budget.

41A. Power to give directions as to action plans

41B. Procedure for directions under section 41A

42. Removal of chief constables, etc.

42A. Procedure in relation to removal of senior officers

43. Reports from police authorities.

44. Reports from chief constables.

45. Criminal statistics.

46. Police grant.

47. Grants for capital expenditure.

48. Grants for expenditure on safeguarding national security.

49. Local inquiries.

50. Regulations for police forces.

51. Regulations for special constables.

52. Regulations for police cadets.

53. Regulations as to standard of equipment.

53A. Regulation of procedures and practices

Inspectors of constabulary

54. Appointment and functions of inspectors of constabulary.

55. Publication of reports.

56. Assistant inspectors and staff officers.

Central services

57. Common services.

58. Research.

Part III Police Representative Institutions

59. Police Federations.

60. Regulations for Police Federations.

61. The Police Negotiating Board for the United Kingdom.

62. Functions of the Board with respect to regulations.

63. Police Advisory Boards for England and Wales and for Scotland.

64. Membership of trade unions.

Part IV Complaints, disciplinary proceedings etc.

Chapter I Complaints


65. Interpretation of Chapter I.

The Police Complaints Authority

66.The Police Complaints Authority.

Handling of Complaints etc.

67. Preliminary.

68. Investigation of complaints: senior officers.

69. Investigation of complaints: standard procedure.

70. References of complaints to Authority.

71. References of other matters to Authority.

72. Supervision of investigations by Authority.

73. Reports on investigations etc.

74. Steps to be taken after investigation: senior officers.

75. Steps to be taken after investigation: standard procedure.

76. Powers of Authority as to disciplinary proceedings.

77. Information as to the manner of dealing with complaints etc.

78. Constabularies maintained by authorities other than police authorities.

79. Reports.

80. Restriction on disclosure of information.

81. Regulations.

82. Regulations – supplementary.

83. Guidance concerning complaints etc.

Chapter II Disciplinary and other proceedings

84. Representation at disciplinary and other proceedings.

85. Appeals against dismissal etc.

86. Admissibility of statements in subsequent proceedings.

87. Guidance concerning disciplinary proceedings etc.

88. Liability for wrongful acts of constables.

Part V Miscellaneous and General


89. Assaults on constables.

90. Impersonation, etc.

91. Causing disaffection.

Miscellaneous financial provisions

92. Grants by local authorities.

93. Acceptance of gifts and loans.

94. Financing of new police authorities.

95.The City of London police Fund.


96. Arrangements for obtaining the views of the community on policing.

96A. National and international functions of the metropolitan police.

96B. National and international functions: application of requirements relating to reports etc.

97. Police officers engaged on service outside their force.

98. Cross-border aid of one police force by another.

99. Jurisdiction of metropolitan police officers.

100. Chief constables affected by police area alterations or local government reorganisations.


101. Interpretation.

102. Orders, rules and regulations.

103. Consequential amendments, transitional provisions, repeals, etc.

104. Commencement.

105. Extent.

106. Short title.



Police areas


Police authorities established under section 3


The Metropolitan police authority


Police authorities: selection of independent members


Police authorities: selection of lay justice members


Form of Declaration


The Police Complaints Authority


Appeals to police appeals tribunals


Consequential amendments


Transitional provisions, savings etc.


Repeals and revocations






'Aiding and abetting' is a legal doctrine related to the guilt of someone who aids or abets in the commission of a crime. It exists in a number of different countries and generally allows a court to pronounce someone guilty for aiding and abetting in a crime even if they are not the principal offender. In civil terms regarding damages, this is termed vicarious liability.


The Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is a consolidation Act:

An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to the jurisdiction of, and the practice and procedure before, magistrates’ courts and the functions of justices’ clerks, and to matters connected therewith, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission.

Section 1 of the Act empowers a justice of the peace to issue a summons or arrest warrant alleging the commission of a crime against an identifiable person.



In the Accessories and Abettors Act of 1861, the crime does not apply to summary offences, but section 44 (1) of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 is to the like effect:


"A person who aids, abets, counsels or procures the commission by another person of a summary offence shall be guilty of the like offence... "



Lord Chief Justice John Passmore Baron Widgery



In the United Kingdom, The 'Accessories and Abettors Act 1861' provides that an accessory to an indictable offence shall be treated in the same way as if he had actually committed the offence himself or herself. Section 8 of the Act, as amended, reads:


"Whosoever shall aid, abet, counsel, or procure the commission of any indictable offence, whether the same be an offence at common law or by virtue of any Act passed or to be passed, shall be liable to be tried, indicted, and punished as a principal offender."








ALL SEEING EYE - Seen as an elite club for business and other ambition, the Masons do a lot of good. Unfortunately, like any institution, this brotherhood will contain members that err on the wrong side of the law. It is those members that bring the majority of honest members into disrepute.

Freemasonry, as it exists in various forms all over the world, has a membership estimated by the United Grand Lodge of England at around six million worldwide. The fraternity is administratively organised into independent Grand Lodges (or sometimes Grand Orients), each of which governs its own Masonic jurisdiction, which consists of subordinate (or constituent) Lodges. The largest single jurisdiction, in terms of membership, is the United Grand Lodge of England (with a membership estimated at around a quarter million). The Grand Lodge of Scotland and Grand Lodge of Ireland (taken together) have approximately 150,000 members. In the United States total membership is just under two million.







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