Police Act 1996
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 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.
|Long title||An Act to consolidate the Police Act 1964, Part IX of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, Chapter I of Part I of the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 and certain other enactments relating to the police.|
|Citation||1996 c 16|
|Royal assent||22 May 1996|
Status: Partially repealed
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
|Text of the Police Act 1996 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.|