Policing Regulations 2008

2008/409

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Policing Regulations 2008

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of October 2008

Present:
The Right Hon Helen Clark presiding in Council

Pursuant to section 102 of the Policing Act 2008, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Policing Regulations 2008.

2 Commencement
  • (1) Regulation 4 comes into force on 1 July 2009.

    (2) The rest of these regulations come into force on 31 October 2008.

3 Interpretation
4 Evidence of identity and authority
  • The evidence of identity and authority the Commissioner is required to provide to every Police employee under section 96(1) of the Act—

    • (a) must bear—

      • (i) a photographic image of the employee; and

      • (ii) a unique identifier (for example, an identification number) that distinguishes him or her from every other Police employee; and

    • (b) must state,—

      • (i) in the case of an employee with only one name, that name:

      • (ii) in every other case, the employee's family name, and the other name or names by which he or she is commonly known.

5 Police articles
  • (1) For the purposes of the definition in section 4 of the Act of Police article, this subclause describes—

    • (a) the crest and badge first set out in the Schedule; and

    • (b) the images secondly and thirdly set out in the Schedule; and

    • (c) any shoulder patch bearing the arms (within the meaning of section 2 of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981) of New Zealand above POLICE.

    (2) For the purposes of the cessation of the protection by section 114 of the Act of the crest and badge referred to in paragraph (a) of that section, this subclause prescribes the crest and badge first set out in the Schedule.


Schedule
Police crest and images

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Rebecca Kitteridge,
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—

  • prescribe information and things relating to a Police employee that the evidence of identity and authority the Commissioner of Police is required to provide must state or bear; and

  • describe the Police crest and shoulder patch, and 2 images, that will receive legal protection.

The evidence of identity and authority—

  • must state, in addition to information (relating to any policing powers the employee has) that section 96(2) of the Policing Act 2008 requires to be stated, the employee's name; and

  • must bear a photograph of the employee and a unique identifier (for example, an identification number).

The provisions relating to the evidence of identity and authority come into force on 1 July 2009. The rest of the regulations come into force on 31 October 2008.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 October 2008.

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Police.