Policing Act 2008

  • This version was replaced on 11 August 2014 to make a correction to section 100 under section 25(j)(iii) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.
49 Use of term Police or New Zealand Police in operating name
  • (1) A person commits an offence who, without reasonable excuse, carries on an activity under an operating name that includes the word Police or the words New Zealand Police, in a manner likely to lead a person to believe that the activity is endorsed or authorised by the Police or any part of the Police.

    (2) A person who commits an offence against this section is liable on conviction,—

    • (a) in the case of an individual, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to a fine not exceeding $5,000:

    • (b) in the case of a body corporate, to a fine not exceeding $20,000.

    Section 49(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).