This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators (Forms) Regulations 2011 (the principal regulations).
Most of the amendments are to application forms for licences under the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010 (the 2010 Act). The changes are consequential to provisions in respect of repossession agents and their employees in the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Amendment Act 2014 (the 2014 Act). The 2014 Act institutes a licensing regime for people who repossess consumer goods that are secured by a security agreement. Repossession agents will need to be licensed, and their employees will need to be certified, under the 2010 Act.
One amendment relates to the application form for a certificate of approval in form 7 of the Schedule of the principal regulations. It removes the requirement to state whether the applicant has had 12 months’ relevant experience in the past 5 years. This requirement is removed because it was included in error. Section 62(j) of the 2010 Act, which requires the information to be provided, only applies to applications for licences and not certificates of approval.
Most of the amendments come into force on 6 March 2015. However, 3 amendments to form 1, 3 amendments to form 2, and 3 amendments to form 6 of the Schedule will be replaced by subsequent amendments on 6 March 2020. This is because the initial amendments reflect transitional provisions (section 126A(4) to (6) of the 2010 Act, inserted by the 2014 Act) affecting applications for licences for the first 5 years of the new licensing regime.
Date of notification in Gazette: 19 February 2015.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.