16 Responsibilities and independence of Commissioner

(1)

The Commissioner is responsible to the Minister for—

(a)

carrying out the functions and duties of the Police; and

(b)

the general conduct of the Police; and

(c)

the effective, efficient, and economical management of the Police; and

(d)

tendering advice to the Minister and other Ministers of the Crown; and

(e)

giving effect to any lawful ministerial directions.

(2)

The Commissioner is not responsible to, and must act independently of, any Minister of the Crown (including any person acting on the instruction of a Minister of the Crown) regarding—

(a)

the maintenance of order in relation to any individual or group of individuals; and

(b)

the enforcement of the law in relation to any individual or group of individuals; and

(c)

the investigation and prosecution of offences; and

(d)

decisions about individual Police employees.

Compare: SR 1992/14 r 3