134N Powers of persons called to assist

(1)

Every person called on to assist a person executing a warrant is subject to the control of the person executing the warrant.

(2)

Every person called on to assist a person executing a warrant may do any of the following:

(a)

enter the place or thing to be searched:

(b)

while in the company and under the direction of the person executing the warrant, use reasonable force in respect of any property for the purposes of carrying out the entry and search:

(c)

search areas within the place or thing that the person executing the warrant determines may lawfully be searched:

(d)

seize any thing that the person executing the warrant determines may lawfully be seized:

(e)

take photographs and sound and video recordings of the place or thing and things found in the place or thing if the person executing the warrant determines that those things may lawfully be done:

(f)

bring in or on to the place or thing and use any equipment, make use of any equipment found on the place or thing, or extract electricity from the place or thing for the purposes of operating the equipment that the person executing the warrant determines may lawfully be used:

(g)

copy any document, or part of a document, that the person executing the warrant determines may lawfully be copied.

(3)

If a constable is assisting another person executing the warrant, that constable may exercise any power ordinarily exercisable by him or her.

(4)

The person executing the warrant must—

(a)

accompany any assistant on the first occasion when the assistant enters the place or thing to be searched; and

(b)

provide such other supervision of any assistant as is reasonable in the circumstances.

Section 134N: inserted, on 7 October 2011, by section 18 of the Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 71).