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Preliminary investigation

    (1)     If the Chief Commissioner reasonably believes that a police officer or protective services officer may have committed a breach of discipline, the Chief Commissioner may begin an investigation of the matter.

    (2)     At any time during an investigation into a matter the Chief Commissioner may—

        (a)     transfer the police officer or protective services officer to other duties; or

        (b)     direct the officer to take any leave which has accrued to him or her; or

        (c)     suspend the officer with pay.

    (3)     If a police officer or protective services officer has not been charged under section 127 within 3 months after action has been taken against him or her under subsection (2), the Chief Commissioner must withdraw the transfer, direction or suspension.

    (4)     The Chief Commissioner may apply to the PRS Board for an extension of the time specified in subsection (3).

    (5)     The President of the PRS Board or the Deputy President of the Review Division may give the extension if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary for the investigation.

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