(1) One or more custody officers shall be appointed for each designated police station.
(2) A custody officer for [a police station designated under section 35(1) above] shall be appointed—
(a) by the chief officer of police for the area in which the designated police station is situated; or
(b) by such other police officer as the chief officer of police for that area may direct.
[(2A) A custody officer for a police station designated under section 35(2A) above shall be appointed—
(a) by the Chief Constable of the British Transport Police Force; or
(b) by such other member of that Force as that Chief Constable may direct.]
[(3) No officer may be appointed a custody officer unless the officer is of at least the rank of sergeant.]
(4) An officer of any rank may perform the functions of
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