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First term of engagement six years.
conscience, and such oath and declaration shall be made before
I, A. B., do hereby solemnly and sincerely declare and
(Signature or mark of declarant.)
Declared and sworn at
19 . Before me
[District Commissioner, Inspector-General of
13. Members of the Force shall be provided with such equipment as may be authorized by the Governor in Council, the same to be kept and used by them as the Inspector-General shall determine.
Engagement of Police Constables.
14. Every Police Constable shall be enlisted for the first term of his engagement to serve in the Police Force for six years, to be reckoned from the day on which he shall have been approved for service and taken on the strength of the Force.
15.-(1) Any Sergeant-Major, Sergeant, Corporal or Police Constable of good character who has completed or is within six months of completing six years' service, may, with the approval of the Inspector-General, re-engage for a second period of either three or six years at his own option, and subsequently from time to time, with the approval of the Inspector-General, for a further period of three or six years until he shall have completed a total period of twenty-one years' service, reckoning from the time of the first enlistment.
(2) Upon completing such period of twenty-one years' service he may, if he shall so desire, and with the approval of the InspectorGeneral, continue in the Police Force in the same manner in all respects as if his term of service were still unexpired, except that it shall be lawful for him to claim his discharge at the expiration of any period of three months after he has given notice to the Inspector-General of his wish to be discharged.
16. Every member of the Police Force shall receive such pay Pay. and allowances as may from time to time be assigned to him by the Governor with the consent of the Legislative Council.
Good Conduct Pay and Pensions.
17. Every Constable who shall have served two years without Rate of extra having incurred a sentence of
pay after two years' good
(a) Confinement to barracks for more than seven days; or
(b) Imprisonment with hard labour for any term; or
(c) Fine in the sum of five shillings, or any sum exceeding five
shall be entitled to bear one good conduct badge and to receive extra pay at the rate of one penny a day.
18. Every Constable who shall have served for six years, and Rate of extra shall for three years immediately preceding his claim have unin- pay after six years' good terruptedly borne one good conduct badge and received the corre- conduct. sponding extra pay, shall be entitled to bear two good conduct badges and to receive extra pay at the rate of two pence a day.
19. Every Constable who shall have served for nine years, and Rate of extra shall for three years immediately preceding his claim have unin- pay after nine years' good terruptedly borne two good conduct badges and received the conduct. corresponding extra pay, shall be entitled to bear three good conduct badges and to receive extra pay at the rate of three pence a day.
19A. Any Constable who shall have incurred a sentence of imprisonment with hard labour for any term or fine in any sum exceeding five shillings, may, at the discretion of the InspectorGeneral, be deprived of any good conduct badge to which he may have become entitled.
20. The Sergeant-Major and every member of the Force of Pension. inferior rank, at the termination of his original engagement if he does not re-engage, or at the termination of his final re-engagement if he does re-engage, as provided for by Section 15, shall be entitled to a pension during his life at a rate not exceeding onesixtieth of his pay for each year's service in the Force.
Forfeiture of good conduct badge.
21. No pension shall be payable under this Ordinance to any When entitled native member of the Force unless
(1) He shall have served fifteen years, or
Pension if disabled.
Saving for former
Saving for previous terms of enlistment.
Police reward fund.
Appointment of Bales to
Supernumerary Police Constables.
(2) He shall have been pronounced by the Medical Officer mentally or physically unfit for further service and have served for five years.
22. If any member of the Force shall be disabled by wound or injury received in the execution of his duty, he shall receive such pension or gratuity in lieu of a pension as the Governor in Council may determine.
23. Every Constable who was before the 1st day of January, 1896, entitled to any good conduct pay under any law or Ordinance then in force, shall remain entitled to the same as if he had earned it under this Ordinance, and any period of service served by any Police Constable under any other law or Ordinance shall count as service under this Ordinance for the purpose of reckoning good conduct pay.
24. Every member of the Force who enlisted prior to the commencement of this Ordinance shall be entitled on discharge, if he so elect, to such pension or gratuity as he would have earned under the law in force at the time of his enlistment, in lieu of the pension or gratuity hereby conferred, but not otherwise.
Police Reward Fund.
25. All pay which shall be forfeited and fines inflicted on members of the Force by order of the Inspector-General in the exercise of the powers contained in this Ordinance, or under the Regulations, and all fines levied for assaults on members of the Force, shall be paid into a fund to be called the "Police Reward Fund," which fund shall be applied to the purpose of rewarding members of the Force for extra or special services and to the procuring of any comforts or conveniences and advantages to the members of the Force which may not be chargeable on the Colonial Revenue, and shall be administered by the InspectorGeneral subject to the approval of the Governor.
Appointment of Head-men as Police Constables.
26. It shall be lawful for the Governor by notification in the Government Gazette to invest any Bale, Stipendiary Chief or Head-man of a village with the full powers of a Police Constable under this Ordinance, and such person shall upon the publication of such notification have the powers of a Police Constable.
Supernumerary Police Constables.
27. If in any case application is made to the Inspector-General by any person for Police Constables to be employed in his service and
on special duties, the Inspector-General may, with the sanction of the Governor, enlist men as Supernumerary Police Constables, who shall be employed on such special service. The men so enlisted and employed shall be deemed to be for all purposes members of the Force, and shall be subject to the Regulations and to all the provisions of this Ordinance as regards the discipline, punishment, powers and immunities of regular Police Constables. Such Supernumerary Police Constables shall make the declaration required under Section 12.
28. The pay and expenses of such Supernumerary Police Pay of superConstables shall be defrayed by the person requiring their services, numerary and such pay shall be at a rate to be fixed by the Inspector-General, Constables. not exceeding four pounds per mensem for each Supernumerary Police Constable, and such person shall also defray the cost of uniform and any other reasonable expenses which the Governor may decide upon as necessary to be paid. Such pay and expenses shall be paid monthly into the Treasury to the credit of the Colony.
Any sum payable under this section may be recovered before a Police Magistrate or a District Commissioner, on the complaint of the Inspector-General, from the person liable to pay the same.
29. Whenever it is desired by any person availing himself of Discontinuthe service of such Supernumerary Police Constables to have such ance. services discontinued, he shall give one month's notice to the Inspector-General. Provided that the Inspector-General may in his discretion dispense with such notice.
30. No Supernumerary Police Constable shall have any claim Privileges. on the Police Reward Fund, or any claim for a pension under this Ordinance.
Powers of Arrest.
31. Any Police Constable, and all persons whom he shall call to Power to his assistance, may take persons into custody without a warrant in arrest. the following cases :
(1) Any person who within view of such Constable shall commit
(2) Any person whom any other person positively charges-
(b) With larceny, embezzlement, obtaining goods or
(3) Any person whom any other person suspects of having committed any offence specified in the preceding subsection, if such other person is willing to accompany the
Constable to the nearest police station, and to enter into a recognizance to prosecute such charge.
(4) Any person whom any other person positively charges with having committed any offence punishable on summary conviction, if such other person is willing to accompany the Constable to the nearest police station, and to enter into a recognizance to prosecute such charge.
(5) Any person who shall be charged by any other person with having committed an aggravated assault in any case in which such Constable shall have good reason to believe that such assault has been committed.
Mutinous or seditious conduct.
(6) Any person whom he shall have reasonable cause to suspect of having committed or being about to commit any indictable offence, or any misdemeanour or breach of the peace.
Bail of perwithout a warrant.
32. A person taken into custody for an offence without a sons arrested warrant shall be brought before the District Commissioner or Police Magistrate as soon as practicable after he is so taken into custody, and if it is not practicable to bring him before the District Commissioner or Police Magistrate within twenty-four hours after he is so taken into custody, an Officer of Police or a Sergeant of Police shall inquire into the case, and, except where the offence appears to such Sergeant or Officer to be of a serious nature, shall discharge the prisoner upon his entering into a recognizance, with or without sureties, for a reasonable amount, to appear before the District Commissioner or Police Magistrate at the day, time and place mentioned in the recognizance.
Nothing herein contained shall authorize any member of the Force to take bail for any person charged with felony, or with slave-dealing.
Offences against Discipline.
33. Every member of the Force below the rank of Police Officer who shall
(a) Begin, raise, abet, countenance, or excite mutiny; or
(b) Cause or join in any sedition or disturbance whatsoever; or (c) Being present at any assemblage tending to riot, not use his utmost endeavour to suppress the same; or
(d) Coming to the knowledge of any mutiny, rebellion or insurrection, not at once give information thereof to his senior officer or the Police Magistrate or a District Commissioner; or
(e) Strike his superior officer or offer any violence against him or affront him; or
(f) Desert or aid or abet the desertion of any Constable from the Force,
shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and on conviction shall be