36 Custody officers at police stations
36 Custody officers at police stations

(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 a custody officer at a designated police station if a custody officer is not readily available to perform them.

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