There are time limits in the Police Bill of Rights, but if you are not covered by that Bill, then the courts hold that a "reasonable time" is one that depends on the circumstances and complexity of the investigation, but typically unless they show some extenuating circumstances 7 months is usually the outside of what a court will consider as reasonable. If you are not protected by a union, in which case your contract
can specify the time for investigation and even if it does not the union could file a grievance for unreasonable time for the investigation to be conducted. However, absent a union contract provision or civil service provision and outside of the bill of rights, I am afraid there is no law preventing them from taking so long on an investigation and what happens is that if they try to take action against you on something from that investigation, then your argument would be in court over the reasonableness of the time of the investigation and the court would be your remedy to determine that the time from the alleged violation to any discipline was unreasonable.
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