Constabulary (Ireland) Act 1839
|Publication Date:||January 01, 1839|
(2 & 3 Vict.) C A P. LXXV.
[24th August 1839]
'WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Sixth and Seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled An Act to consolidate the Laws relating to the Constabulary Force inIreland; and another Act was passed in the same Session amending the said first-mentioned Act: And whereas it is expedient to establish a Reserve Force for the Purpose of speedily reinforcing the said Constabulary Force in Cases of sudden and extraordinary Emergency; and it is also expedient to make Provision for the better Training and Regulation of the said Constabulary Force;' be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authorityof the same, That in addition to the Chief and other Constables and Sub-Constables whom the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors ofIreland may be authorized to appoint under the said recited Acts, in and for the several Counties, Counties of Cities, and Counties of Towns and in and for the several Baronies, Half Baronies, and other Divisions of Baronies in Counties at large throughout Ireland , it shall and may be lawful for such Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors to appoint Two Chief Constables (to be styled Sub-Inspectors, as herein-after mentioned) Four Head Constables, and any Number not exceeding in the whole Two hundred Constables and Sub-Constables who shall constitute a Reserve Force to be kept in a Dept to be for that Purpose provided in or near the City of Dublin , and employed as Occasion may require in aid of and in conjunction with the said Constabulary Force established in and for the said several Counties and Places throughout Ireland .
II A Surgeon to be appointed.
II. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the said Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors to nominate and appoint a Surgeon, being a Member of One of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons or a Medical Officer on the Half Pay of the Navy or Army, to the said Dept, who shall be charged with the general Care and Superintendence of the Health of the Officers and Men belonging to the said Reserve Force, and also with the Examination, Care, and Superintendence of the Health of all such Officers and Men belonging to the said Constabulary Force as may at any Time, under the Provision herein-after contained, be placed in the said Dept, and with all such other Medical or Surgical Duties in respect of the said Reserve or Constabulary Force, to be performed either inDublin or elsewhere, as the said Inspector General shall, subject to the Direction and Control of the said Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors, from Time to Time prescribe; and it shall be lawful for the said Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors, as he or they shall think fit, to remove any such Surgeon; and upon any Vacancy in such Offices by Death, Removal, or otherwise, to appoint some other Surgeon, being a Member of One of the said Royal Colleges or a Medical Officer on the Half Pay of the Army or Navy, to fill such Office; and such Surgeon shall receive such annual Salary, not exceeding Three hundred Pounds, as the said Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors shall think fit to appoint.
III Provisions of 6 & 7 W. 4. c. 13. as to Qualification, Pay, &c. extended to the Reserve Force.
III. And be it enacted, That all and every the Provisions of the said recited Acts and this Act, with respect to the Qualification, Appointment, Dismissal, Resignation, Pay, Superannuation Allowances, Deductions for and Contributions to the Police Superannuation Fund and to the Police Reward Fund, Duties, Liabilities, Disabilities, Forfeitures, and Penalties of or attaching upon the Officers and Men of the said Constabulary Force respectively, shall apply and extend to the Officers and Men forming Part of the said Reserve Force, except so far as such Provisions may be altered by this Act, or other Provisions made in lieu thereof, and that the said Reserve Force shall be subject to the like Regulations, Direction, and Control as the said Constabulary Force, except that such Reserve Force shall not be attached to any particular County or Place, save temporarily by virtue of such Order as is herein-after mentioned.
IV Holders of Employments under this Act may receive Half Pay.
IV. Provided always, and be it enacted, That no Office or Employment under this Act shall prevent the Holder thereof from receiving any Half Pay to which, if he did not hold such Office or Employment, he might be or become entitled under any Act passed or hereafter to be passed, unless it shall be specially mentioned and provided in such Act that Persons holding Appointments under this Act shall not receive Half Pay.
V Constabulary may be placed in Dept for the Purpose of being trained.
V. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Inspector General of the said Constabulary Force, subject to the Direction and Control of the said Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governor, from Time to Time as may be expedient, to direct that all or any of the Sub-Inspectors hereafter to be called County Inspectors), Paymasters, Chief Constables (hereafter to be styled Sub-Inspectors), Head or other Constables or Sub-Constables, now or at any Time hereafter to be appointed in and for any County or Counties, Barony, Half Barony or other Division of a Barony, County of a City or Town, or Town and Liberties, shall repair to the Dept to be provided as herein-before directed in or near to the City ofDublin , and there remain for such Time or Times as such Inspector General shall, subject to the like Direction and Control, order, for the Purpose of being instructed, trained, and exercised in their respective Duties; and when so instructed, trained, and exercised return to their respective Counties and Places for which they may have been appointed: Provided always, that all Expences to be incurred in respect of such Sub-Inspectors (hereafter to be called County Inspectors), Chief Constables (hereafter to be styled Sub-Inspectors), Head or other Constables or Sub-Constables, so at any Time removed to the said Dept, shall be defrayed by the Counties, Counties of Cities or Towns, to which they respectively belong, as if no such Removal had taken place.
VI Reserve Force may be removed to and employed in Counties.
VI. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Inspector General of the said Constabulary Force, subject to the Direction and Control of the said Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors, from Time to Time as may be expedient, to order and direct that the Whole or any Portion of the said Reserve Force, or the Whole or any Portion of the said Constabulary Force, from Time to Time placed in the said Dept as herein-before mentioned, shall go and repair to such Place or Places in any County or Counties, County of a City or of a Town, or Town and Liberties, inIreland , as shall be mentioned in such Order, and shall remain there for such Length of Time, or remove to or remain at any other Place or Places in the same or any other County, City, or Town, for such Time or Times, and shall return to the said Dept in or near Dublin at such Time or Times respectively, as shall be mentioned in or directed by such Order, or by any other Order or Orders which may from Time to Time be made by such Inspector General, subject to the like Direction and Control; and that the Officers and Men constituting such Reserve Force, or belonging to the said Constabulary Force, when so removed, shall have the same Rights, Powers, and Authorities, and be subject to the same Rules, Regulations, and Orders and be in all respects in the same Situation in the County or other Districts or Places to which they shall be so removed, as if they had been appointed to and formed Part of the Constabulary Force established in and for such County or Place.
VII Expences of Reserve Force to be advanced out of the Consolidated Fund.
VII. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful to and for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, or any Three or more of them, to order that all such Sum or Sums of Money as they shall think necessary shall from Time to Time be advanced and paid, out of the Produce of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom ofGreat Britain and Ireland arising in Ireland , for the Payment of the Officers and Men composing the said Reserve Force to be established under this Act, and for the Salaries of the Paymaster and Surgeon to be attached to the said Dept, as herein-before provided, and for the Purchase of Arms, Accoutrements, Horses, Bridles, Saddles, and all other Appointments proper for the Use of the said Reserve Force, and also for the Purchase or Rent and Repairs of a proper House or Barrack to be provided for such Dept, and for the Forage of Horses, and for the Furniture and all other Accommodations necessary to the said Dept, and for all other Costs and Charges to be incurred in the Execution of this Act; and all and every the Regulations in the said recited Acts contained, in respect of the Issue and Advance and accounting for of the Money issued thereunder, shall apply and extend to the Money to be issued under the Authority of this Act, as if the same had...
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