(1) During the period in which a declaration under this Division is in force, special constables may be appointed under section 191 orally or in writing.
(2) If any special constables are appointed during the period in which a declaration under this Division is in force, the person who appointed them must, as soon as practicable after the end of that period—
(a) forward written confirmation of the appointment to the Minister, specifying—
(i) the name of each person appointed; and
(ii) the police force to which each such person is permanently appointed; and
(iii) the rank of each such person in that police force; and
(b) forward written confirmation of the appointment to each person appointed that he or she was appointed as a special constable and specifying the period of the appointment.
(3) Subsection (2) applies whether a special constable was appointed individually or by reference to a work location, operational unit, work group or other designation.
(4) Failure to comply with subsection (2) does not invalidate the appointment of a special constable.