Police Regulations 1992

  • revoked
  • Police Regulations 1992: revoked, on 1 October 2008, by section 130(5) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).

Reprint
as at 1 October 2008

Police Regulations 1992

(SR 1992/14)

  • Police Regulations 1992: revoked, on 1 October 2008, by section 130(5) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

These regulations are administered by the Police.


PURSUANT to section 64 of the Police Act 1958, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.

Contents

Initial actions

Unsatisfactory performance

Disciplinary hearings

General

Offences

11 Intoxication [Revoked]

Procedure preliminary to inquiry

17 Hearing [Revoked]

Procedure at inquiry

27 Rehearing [Revoked]


1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Police Regulations 1992.

    (2) These regulations shall come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

2 Interpretation
  • (1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    The Act means the Police Act 1958

    code of conduct means the Code of Conduct for Members of the Police prescribed by the Commissioner under regulation 30(1)

    disciplinary hearing,—

    • (a) in relation to a sworn member, means an inquiry into misconduct alleged against the member undertaken by a person or persons appointed by the Commissioner for the purposes of section 12 of the Act; and

    • (b) in relation to a non-sworn member, means an inquiry into misconduct alleged against the member undertaken by a person or persons appointed by the Commissioner

    District orders means instructions and policies that are issued in writing by or under the authority of a District Commander, being instructions and policies that are required to be obeyed by all members of the Police stationed in the district for which they are issued

    General instructions means instructions issued under section 30 of the Act

    Member of the Police or member means any person appointed under the Act to be a member of the Police

    misconduct includes neglect of duty

    outcome, in relation to a member,—

    • (a) means a penalty, or steps to be taken to manage the member's performance; and

    • (b) includes a decision that there will be no penalty or steps to be taken to manage the member's performance

    penalty, in circumstances where removal from employment is possible, includes removal from employment

    Region orders means instructions and policies that are issued in writing by or under the authority of a Region Commander, being instructions and policies that are required to be obeyed by all members of the Police stationed in the region for which they are issued

    Supervisor means,—

    • (a) In relation to any sworn member, a sworn member—

      • (i) Senior to that other member in rank or level of rank; or

      • (ii) Acting for a sworn member senior to that other member in rank or level of rank:

    • (b) In relation to any non-sworn member, a non-sworn member—

      • (i) Senior to that other member in grade; or

      • (ii) Acting for a non-sworn member senior to that other member in grade:

    • (c) In relation to any member attached to a particular station, any member in charge of that station:

    • (d) Any member holding or acting in a supervisory position in relation to any other member holding or acting in a position subordinate to that supervisory position:

    (2) In the calculation of any period of days under these regulations, no account is to be taken of—

    • (a) any day that is Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, the Sovereign's Birthday, or Labour Day; or

    • (b) any day in the period commencing on Christmas Day in one year and ending at the close of the day after New Year's Day in the next year; or

    • (c) in the case of a notice by the Commissioner to a member, or by or on behalf of a member to the Commissioner, the day observed as Anniversary Day in the area in which the member is employed.

    Regulation 2(1) code of conduct: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 4(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

    Regulation 2(1) disciplinary hearing: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 4(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

    Regulation 2(1) District Commander and Region Commander: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 4(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

    Regulation 2(1) inquiry: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 4(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

    Regulation 2(1) misconduct: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 4(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

    Regulation 2(1) outcome: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 4(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

    Regulation 2(1) penalty: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 4(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

    Regulation 2(1) Tribunal: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 4(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

    Regulation 2(2): added, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 4(2) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

Part 1
Administration and duties

3 Responsibility and duty of Commissioner
  • (1) The Commissioner shall be responsible to the Minister for—

    • (a) The general administration and control of the Police; and

    • (b) The financial management and performance of the Police.

    (2) The Commissioner shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that all members of the Police discharge their duties to the Government and the public satisfactorily, efficiently, and effectively.

4 Commissioner not required to notify intention to fill position under special circumstances
  • (1) Where the Commissioner proposes to fill a vacancy under special circumstances, he or she shall not be required to notify a vacancy in accordance with section 9 of the Act.

    (2) For the purpose of subclause (1) of this regulation, to fill a vacancy under special circumstances means—

    • (a) To allow a member to fill a position for substantial welfare or personal reasons; or

    • (b) To relocate a member by an administrative transfer pursuant to regulation 6 of these regulations; or

    • (c) To relocate a member after the member has returned to duty in New Zealand from an overseas posting; or

    • (d) To relocate a member after the member has returned to duty from leave without pay, maternity leave, or other special leave; or

    • (e) To fill a vacancy on a temporary basis; or

    • (f) To post a graduate from the Royal New Zealand Police College to duty in a region or district position; or

    • (g) To relocate a member who is rejoining the Police.

5 Control and supervision
  • (1) Every member of the Police shall obey—

    • (a) The applicable region orders and district orders; and

    • (b) The lawful commands of a supervisor.

    (2) Every member shall obey and be guided by—

    • (a) General instructions; and

    • (b) The Commissioner's circulars

    (3) Every member shall act in accordance with the duties set out in his or her position description.

    (4) In the absence of a supervisor, the supervisor's authority and responsibility shall devolve upon the next in rank or level of rank, or, in the case of equality, upon the longest serving member in a rank or level of rank.

    (5) Every Police party, regardless of its size, shall have a responsible supervisor when the party is proceeding on duty and, when there is no commissioned officer or non-commissioned officer to take charge of the party, the member sending the party on duty shall name a member for the purpose who shall be responsible for the proper performance of the duty and be obeyed for the time being as if he or she were a supervisor. In default of special appointment, the longest serving member shall take upon himself or herself the command and be held responsible for the discharge of the duty.

6 Transfer of members
  • (1) In order to meet the requirements of the Police, the Commissioner may transfer or appoint members to any position in New Zealand or outside New Zealand.

    (2) In considering such a transfer or appointment of any member, the Commissioner shall have regard to—

    • (a) The merit of all members who have indicated in writing an interest in the position; and

    • (b) The member and his or her dependants.

7 Secrecy
  • (1) Subject to subclause (2) of this regulation, every member shall observe the strictest secrecy in relation to Police business and any information coming into the member's possession by virtue of his or her office.

    (2) Members shall release information only to the extent of satisfying—

    • (a) The provisions of any Act; and

    • (b) General instructions; and

    • (c) The authority of the Commissioner; and

    • (d) The extent necessary to do his or her duty.

Part 1A
Discipline generally

  • Part 1A: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

Initial actions

  • Heading: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7A Commissioner to decide how conduct to be dealt with
  • (1) If satisfied by the results of an initial investigation into the conduct of a member that the conduct should be investigated, the Commissioner must decide whether it—

    • (a) should be dealt with as possible unsatisfactory performance; or

    • (b) should be the subject of a disciplinary hearing.

    (2) Promptly after deciding how the conduct should be dealt with, the Commissioner must give the member written notice of the decision.

    Regulation 7A: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

Unsatisfactory performance

  • Heading: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7B Possible unsatisfactory performance
  • The Commissioner must ensure that there are in place policies on unsatisfactory performance, and procedures for—

    • (a) determining whether conduct is unsatisfactory performance; and

    • (b) addressing unsatisfactory performance.

    Regulation 7B: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7C Commissioner may review how conduct to be dealt with
  • If it is determined in accordance with the policies and procedures put in place for the purposes of regulation 7B that a member's conduct is misconduct, the Commissioner may (unless it has already been the subject of a disciplinary hearing) decide that the member's conduct should be the subject of a disciplinary hearing.

    Regulation 7C: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

Disciplinary hearings

  • Heading: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7D Certain conduct to be inquired into
  • (1) If the Commissioner decides that the conduct should be the subject of a disciplinary hearing, he or she must appoint one or more persons to undertake a disciplinary hearing into it, and report to the Commissioner on it.

    (2) If the Commissioner has appointed one or more persons to undertake a disciplinary hearing into the conduct of a member, the Commissioner may make a statement to the news media advising that it has been decided to undertake a disciplinary hearing.

    Regulation 7D: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7E Appointment of panel for disciplinary hearings
  • (1) The Commissioner must appoint a panel from which to appoint persons to undertake disciplinary hearings.

    (2) Appointments must be made after consultation with the relevant unions or service organisations.

    (3) The tenure of each person on the panel must be for no more than 3 years, unless the Commissioner and the relevant unions or service organisations agree otherwise.

    (4) The Commissioner must provisionally appoint one or more members of the panel to undertake any particular hearing.

    (5) If the member whose conduct is to be the subject of the hearing, or a provisional appointee, thinks that the provisional appointee (or, if there is more than one provisional appointee, a provisional appointee) may have an actual or perceived conflict of interest in the hearing, he or she may advise the Commissioner of the matter within 7 days of the provisional appointment.

    (6) After taking into account any matter raised under subclause (5), the Commissioner must either—

    • (a) confirm the appointment of the provisional appointee or, if there is more than one provisional appointee, those provisional appointees; or

    • (b) provisionally appoint another person or persons on the panel to undertake the hearing.

    Regulation 7E: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7F Fixing of date for hearing
  • Within 28 days of the confirmation of the appointment of a person or persons to undertake a disciplinary hearing, the person or persons must fix a date for the hearing.

    Regulation 7F: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7G Undertaking of disciplinary hearings
  • (1) A person or persons undertake a disciplinary hearing for the purpose of—

    • (a) determining what conduct has in fact occurred, its seriousness, and the circumstances in which it occurred; and

    • (b) reporting his or her or their findings about the conduct to the Commissioner.

    (2) In undertaking the hearing, the person or persons must—

    • (a) comply with the principles of natural justice; and

    • (b) act in a manner that is reasonable having regard to his or her or their role under subclause (1) without undue regard to technicalities; and

    • (c) take into account the unique nature of the policing environment.

    Regulation 7G: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7H Member may admit facts
  • If a member whose conduct is being or is to be considered in a disciplinary hearing formally admits the facts alleged, the person or persons undertaking the hearing may accept those facts, and proceed directly to determining the seriousness of the conduct admitted to and the circumstances in which it occurred.

    Regulation 7H: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7I Findings to be reached on basis of evidence presented
  • A person or persons undertaking a disciplinary hearing must reach his or her or their findings on the basis of the evidence (and any admissions) before him or her or them.

    Regulation 7I: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7J Admission to disciplinary hearings
  • A disciplinary hearing is private; and only those necessary to its undertaking and those approved by the person or persons undertaking the hearing or by the Commissioner may be present.

    Regulation 7J: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7K Member to be notified
  • The person or persons undertaking a disciplinary hearing must give the member concerned written notice of his or her or their findings no later than when he or she or they report them to the Commissioner.

    Regulation 7K: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7L Findings not to be disclosed without Commissioner's consent
  • (1) Except as provided in these regulations, neither the person or persons undertaking a disciplinary hearing nor any other person may disclose any part of the findings of the person or persons undertaking the hearing to any person without the Commissioner's consent.

    (2) Subclause (1)—

    • (a) does not prevent the member whose conduct is being investigated from disclosing any matter to his or her legal representative, a relevant union or service organisation, or a member of his or her immediate family; and

    • (b) does not prevent the disclosure of any matter by or on behalf of the member if it is necessary for the purpose of commencing legal proceedings by the member, or maintaining any legal proceedings commenced by the member.

    Regulation 7L: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7M Outcomes if Commissioner satisfied that misconduct has occurred
  • (1) If, in the light of the findings of the person or persons undertaking a disciplinary hearing, the Commissioner is satisfied that conduct is misconduct, the Commissioner—

    • (a) may institute the removal of the member concerned from his or her employment; or

    • (b) may impose on the member any or all of the penalties stated in section 5(7) of the Act; or

    • (c) may decide that no penalty should be imposed on the member, and that instead the misconduct should be dealt with under the policies put in place for the purposes of regulation 7B.

    (2) Subclause (1)(a) is subject to sections 5(4) and 5A(1) of the Act.

    (3) A penalty stated in section 5(7) of the Act has effect on a day stated by the Commissioner when imposing it.

    (4) If, in the light of the findings of the person or persons undertaking a disciplinary hearing, the Commissioner is not satisfied that conduct is misconduct, the Commissioner may nevertheless, if he or she considers it appropriate, direct that the conduct be treated as possible unsatisfactory performance; and in that case regulations 7A(2) and 7B apply accordingly.

    Regulation 7M: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7N Outcomes generally
  • In acting under regulation 7M, the Commissioner—

    • (a) must determine outcomes that are reasonable in all the circumstances; and

    • (b) must take into account—

      • (i) all submissions made under these regulations; and

      • (ii) the employment history of the member concerned.

    Regulation 7N: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7O Notification of initial outcomes
  • (1) Before finally determining under regulation 7M the outcomes for any misconduct, the Commissioner must give the member concerned written notice of the Commissioner's preliminary decision as to outcomes.

    (2) Within a reasonable period after receiving the notice (being a period specified in the notice by the Commissioner), the member and his or her representative may each make to the Commissioner written or oral submissions (or both) on the matter of outcomes.

    Regulation 7O: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7P Removals from employment
  • (1) Removal of a member from his or her employment is at first provisional only.

    (2) If within a reasonable period after being notified of his or her provisional removal (being a period specified by the Commissioner in the notice of provisional removal) a member applies to the Commissioner for the Commissioner to do so, the Commissioner—

    • (a) must consider whether alternative outcomes should be applied by agreement; and

    • (b) having done so, must either confirm the removal or substitute alternative outcomes.

    (3) If within the period allowed for making an application under subclause (2) the member does not apply to the Commissioner for the Commissioner to consider whether alternative outcomes should be applied by agreement, the removal is confirmed.

    Regulation 7P: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

General

  • Heading: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7Q Notifications to complainants
  • If a disciplinary matter arises out of a complaint, the Commissioner must keep the complainant informed of the progress being made in dealing with it; and must advise the complainant when an outcome has been reached.

    Regulation 7Q: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

7R Recourse to employment institutions
  • Nothing in these regulations prevents a member from having recourse to any employment institution provided for by the Employment Relations Act 2000

    Regulation 7R: inserted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 5 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

Part 2
Disciplinary provisions in respect of sworn members

[Revoked]

  • Part 2: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

8 Suspended members not to wear uniform
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 8: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

Offences

  • Heading: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

9 Disciplinary offences by sworn members of Police
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 9: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

10 Aiding and abetting offences
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 10: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

11 Intoxication
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 11: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

Procedure preliminary to inquiry

  • Heading: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

12 Members to be informed of alleged offence
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 12: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

13 Limitation period for offences
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 13: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

14 Particulars of charge
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 14: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

15 Member to plead to charge
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 15: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

16 Member may elect to plead guilty and not appear before Tribunal
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 16: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

17 Hearing
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 17: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

Procedure at inquiry

  • Heading: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

18 Charge to be read
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 18: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

19 Tribunal may allow change of plea
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 19: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

20 Procedure where charge not admitted
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 20: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

21 Procedure where charge admitted or established
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 21: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

22 Admission of public to inquiry
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 22: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

23 Findings not to be disclosed
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 23: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

24 Procedure of District Court to be followed
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 24: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

25 Taking evidence on commission
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 25: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

26 Notification of findings
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 26: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

27 Rehearing
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 27: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

28 Convictions and adverse reports
  • [Revoked]

    Regulation 28: revoked, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 9(1) of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

Part 3
Inquiries

29 Witnesses at inquiries under section 56 of Police Act 1958
  • (1) At any inquiry under section 56 of the Act, a witness may be examined on oath regarding the subject matter of the inquiry.

    (2) A summons to attend a hearing before a Committee of Inquiry appointed under section 56 of the Act may be issued by any member of the Committee.

    (3) Any such summons shall be served in accordance with the provisions of section 24 of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957, and shall be served in time to enable the witness to attend at the hearing.

    (4) Any witness to whom expenses are to be paid shall be paid the actual and reasonable expenses of his or her attendance not exceeding the amounts payable under the Witnesses and Interpreters Fees Regulations 19741.

Part 4
Code of conduct

  • Part 4: substituted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 6 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

30 Code of conduct for members of Police
  • (1) The Commissioner must prescribe in general instructions a Code of Conduct for Members of the Police, stating the standards of behaviour expected from members of the Police.

    (2) It is the duty of every member to conduct himself or herself in accordance with the code of conduct.

    Regulation 30: substituted, on 1 February 2008, by regulation 6 of the Police Amendment Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/380).

Part 5
General provisions

31 Unauthorised use of Police crest and badge
  • Section 51A of the Act shall apply to the Police crest and badge, the design of which is depicted in Schedule 1 to these regulations.

32 Revocations
  • The regulations specified in the Second Schedule to these regulations are hereby consequentially revoked.


Schedule 1

Reg 31

.

Schedule 2
Regulations revoked

Reg 32

TitleStatutory Regulations Serial Number
The Police Regulations 19591959/9 (Reprinted) 1985/259
The Police Regulations 1959 Amendment No 41961/40
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 51961/134
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 71963/3
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 81963/194
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 91964/182
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 101965/119
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 111966/120
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 121967/74
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 131967/228
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 141968/164
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 151970/150
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 161972/195
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 171973/112
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 181975/177
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 191976/85
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 201977/143
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 211977/303
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 221979/132
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 231981/219
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 241985/85
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 251986/242
The Police Regulations 1959, Amendment No 261986/146

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force 28 days after the date of their notification in the Gazette, consolidate and amend the Police Regulations 1959.

The principal changes are as follows:

  • (a) Provisions of the former regulations relating to Police ranks, promotion, special appointments, the Police Appeal Board, the Police Promotion Board, leave, sickness pay, and allowances are not carried forward. These matters are now dealt with in the Police Act 1958 (as amended by the Police Amendment Act 1989):

  • (b) The list of disciplinary offences (formerly set out in regulation 46 of the Police Regulations 1959) has been updated and reduced from 62 to 42 offences. The offences are now set out in regulation 9:

  • (c) The provisions relating to supervision, transfers, secrecy, and discipline have been amended to cover non-sworn members of the Police, who are, by virtue of the Police Amendment Act 1989, now subject to the Police Act 1958.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 February 1992.


Police Amendment Regulations 2007

(SR 2007/380)

At Wellington this 10th day of December 2007

Pursuant to section 64 of the Police Act 1958, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Police Amendment Regulations 2007.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 February 2008.

7 Transitional
  • Conduct of a member occurring before the commencement of these regulations must be dealt with as if the amendments effected by regulations 4 to 6, and 9, had not been effected, unless the member elects to be dealt with as if it had occurred after that commencement.

8 Continuing conduct
  • (1) In the determination of how conduct of a member occurring after the commencement of these regulations is to be dealt with, regard may be had to similar conduct occurring before that commencement.

    (2) Subclause (1) overrides regulation 7.

9 Part 2 revoked
  • (1) Amendment incorporated in the principal Regulations

    (2) Regulation 7 overrides subclause (1).

Rebecca Kitteridge,

for Clerk of the Executive Council.


Date of notification in Gazette: 13 December 2007.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Police Regulations 1992. It incorporates all the amendments to the Police Regulations 1992 as at 1 October 2008. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see Making online legislation official under Status of legislation on this site in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)

  • 1 SR 1974/124