Police Force Act
Police Force (Special Constables) Regulations
Statutory Instrument 17 of 1967
- Commenced on 28 March 1967
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 2014.]
1. CitationThese regulations may be cited as the Police Force (Special Constables) Regulations.
2. InterpretationIn these regulations unless the context otherwise requires— "Commandant" means the special constable appointed by the Commissioner of Police to be in charge of the Special Constabulary Unit;"cognisable offence" means any offence for which a police officer may in accordance with the Third Schedule to the Criminal Procedure Code or under any law for the time being in force, arrest without warrant;"Force" means the Seychelles Police Force as by law established;"Act" means the Police Force Act;"police officer" means a member of the Seychelles Police Force;"special constable" means a special constable appointed under section 48 of the Act and includes a member of— (a)the Special Constabulary Unit;(b)the Security Guards Unit; and(c)the Seychelles National Guards Unit.
3. Special constablesIn addition to the special constables appointed under section 48 of the Act, there shall be established the following units of special constables—
4. Command and ranks in the special constabulary unit
5. Command and ranks in the Security Guards Unit
5A. Seychelles National Guards Unit
6. Duty as special constableA special constable shall be deemed to be on duty in the capacity of a special constable—
7. When not required to be on dutyNo member of the Special Constabulary Unit may be required to be on duty under regulation 6(b) at a time when he would normally be expected to be engaged in his civilian employment:Provided that this regulation shall not apply in the case when the President has called out the Special Constabulary Unit for regular duty by notice in the Gazette.
8. Wearing of uniformSpecial Constables may not wear their uniform without the authority of the Commandant or of a police officer of or above the rank of sub-inspector or of the person appointed by the Police Commissioner to be in immediate command of the Seychelles National Guards Unit, as the case may be.
9. ResignationA special constable may resign his appointment on giving one month's notice in writing to the Commissioner of Police. He shall cease to be a special constable on the expiration of such notice.
10. Suspension or determination of serviceThe Commissioner of Police may suspend or determine the services of a special constable and shall forthwith transmit notice thereof in writing to the special constable concerned. Such notice shall be in the form set out in the schedule to these regulations.
11. Delivery of articles of clothing etc. on ceasing to be special constablesWithin one week after ceasing to be a special constable on the resignation of his appointment or after receipt of the notice determining his appointment the special constable shall deliver over to such person and at such time special and place as the Commissioner of Police may direct, his form of appointment and all articles of clothing and equipment which may have been issued to him.
12. Powers, privileges and duties of special constablesA special constable shall when on duty have the same powers, privileges and protection and shall be liable to perform the same duties and shall be amenable to the same penalties and be subordinate to the same authorities as police officers.
13. Disability allowance
History of this document
28 March 1967